US Citizenship Test 2020

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Capitalism or free marketWhat is the economic system in the united states?Everyone must follow the law even the governmentWhat is the rule of law?Judicial, executive, legislativeName one branch of the government.Checks and balancesWhat stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?PresidentWho is in charge of the Executive branch?CongressWho makes federal laws?Senate, House of RepresentativesName the two parts of the U.S Congress?100How many U.S Senators are there?6 yearsA U.S. senator is elected for how many years?Michael Bennet (D-CO), John HickenlooperWho is one of our state's Senators right now?435The House of Representatives has how many voting members?2A U.S representative is elected for how many years?Jason Crow (CO-06)Name our U.S representativeAll the people of the stateWho does a U.S Senator represent?because some states have more peopleWhy do some states have more representatives than other states?4A president is elected for how many years?NovemberIn what month do we vote for President ?Joe Biden (Democrat)What is the name of the President of the United States now?Kamala HarrisWhat is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?Vice PresidentIf the President can no longer serve who becomes President?Speaker of the HouseIf both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?PresidentWho is the commander in chief of the military?PresidentWho signs bills to become laws?PresidentWho vetoes bills?Advise the PresidentWhat does the President's Cabinet do?Secretary of Defense, Secretary of StateWhat are two cabinet levels?reviews law, interprets lawWhat does the Judicial branch do?Supreme CourtWhat is the highest court in the United States?9How many justices are on the Supreme Court?John RobertsWho is the Chief Justice of the United States now?Power to print money, declare warWhat is one power of the Federal government?Issue driver's license, provides schooling and educationWhat is one power of the states?Jared PolisWho is Governor of our state now?DenverWhat is the capital of our state?Democrat, RepublicanWhat are the two major political parties in the United States?DemocratWhat is the political party of the President now?Nancy PelosiWhat is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?at least 18What age must you be to vote ?Jury dutyWhat is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?vote in federal electionName one right only for United States citizens?Religion, speechWhat are two rights of everyone living in the United States?United States, the flagWhat do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?Be loyal to the U.S., obey the law, serve the militaryWhat is one promise you make when you become a united state citizen?18How old do citizens have to be to vote for a President?By voting, joining a community group, protestingWhat are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?April 15When is the last day you can send in Federal income tax forms?18-26When must all men register for Selective Service?freedomWhat is one reason colonists came to America?Native AmericansWho lived in america before the Europeans arrived?AfricansWhat group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?high taxesWhy did the colonists fight the British?Thomas JeffersonWho wrote the Declaration of Independence?July 4th, 1776When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?New York, Georgia, VirginaThere were 13 original states. Name three.Constitution was writtenWhat happened at the Constitutional Convention?1787When was the Constitution written?James Madison, Alexander HamiltonThe Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the authors.One of the Founding FathersWhat is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?George WashingtonWho is the "Father of our Country?"George WashingtonWho was the first President?Louisianna TerritoryWhat territory did the United States buy from France on 1803?War of 1812Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.Civil WarName the U.S. war between the North and the South.Slavery; states' rightsName one problem that led to the Civil War.Freed the slavesWhat did Abraham Lincoln do?Freed the slavesWhat did the Emancipation Proclamation do?Fought for womens rightsWhat did Susan B. Anthony do?Vietnam War, WW1, WW2Name one war fought by the U.S. in the 1900s.Woodrow WilsonWho was President during World War I?Franklin RooseveltWho was President during WW II and the Great Depression?(Axis) Japan, Germany, ItalyWho did the U.S. fight in WW II?World War IIBefore he was President, Eisenhower was a general in what war ?Communism; nuculear warDuring the Cold War, what was the main concern for the UnitedSstates?Civil Rights MovementWhat movement tried to end racial discrimination?Fought for civil rightsWhat did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?Terrorists attacked the Twin Towers in New York.What major event happened on September 11, 2001 in the United States?Ojibwe, Dakota Sioux, LakotaName one Indian tribe in the United States?Missouri, MississippiName one of the two longest rivers in the United States?Pacific OceanWhat ocean is on the West coast of the United States?Atlantic OceanWhat ocean is on the East coast of the United States?Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin IslandsName one U.S. territory.MinnesotaName one state that borders Canada.California, Texas, ArizonaName one state that borders Mexico.Washington D.C.What is the capital of the United States?New YorkWhere is the Statue of Liberty?For the original 13 coloniesWhy does the flag have 13 stripes?For the 50 statesWhy does the flag have 50 stars?The Star Spangled BannerWhat is the name of the national anthem?July 4thWhen do we celebrate Independence Day?Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Independence Day, Memorial DayName two national holidays?

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