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WHAT IS POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY?
GOVERNMENT RECEIVES POWER FROM PEOPLE AND GOVERNS ONLY WITH THEIR CONSENT.
WHO ARE THE THREE WOMEN ON THE SUPREME COURT?
RUTH BADER GINSBERG, ELENA KAGAN, SONIA SOTOMAYOR
WHAT IS THE TERM USED FOR A SYSTEM THAT DIVIDES POWER BETWEEN A CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND SEVERAL REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS?
FEDERALISM
WHAT COLONY HAD THE HIGHEST POPULATION DURING THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION?
VIRGINIA
HOW MANY STRIPES ARE THERE IN THE FLAG?
13
WHAT DO THE STRIPES ON THE FLAG STAND FOR?
13 ORIGINAL COLONIES
WHAT IS THE NUMBER OF ELECTORAL VOTES NEEDED TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY?
270
HOW MANY STATES ARE THERE IN THE UNITED STATES?
50
WHICH STATE HAS THE MOST REPRESENTATION IN CONGRESS?
CALIFORNIA
IN WHAT YEAR DID MINNESOTA BECOME A STATE?
1858
FROM WHAT COUNTRY DID THE U.S. GET ITS INDEPENDENCE?
GREAT BRITAIN
WHAT COUNTRY WAS OUR MAJOR ALLY IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR?
FRANCE
WHO WAS THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?
GEORGE WASHINGTON
WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TODAY?
BARACK OBAMA
WHO IS THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TODAY?
JOE BIDEN
WHO ELECTS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
WHO BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IF THE PRESIDENT SHOULD DIE?
VICE PRESIDENT
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF ONE PRESIDENTIAL TERM?
FOUR YEARS
WHAT IS THE CONSTITUTION?
THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND
WHO WAS THE MAJOR WRITER OF THE CONSTITUTION?
JAMES MADISON
WHAT DO WE CALL A CHANGE TO THE CONSTITUTION?
AMENDMENTS
HOW MANY OFFICIAL CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE CONSTITUTION?
27
HOW MANY BRANCHES ARE THERE IN OUR GOVERNMENT?
3
NAME THE BRANCHES OF OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?
LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND JUDICIARY
WHAT DOES THE LEGISLATURE DO?
THE BRANCH THAT WRITES LAWS
WHO CAN INTRODUCE A LAW IN CONGRESS?
A MEMBER OF CONGRESS
HOW MANY REPRESENTATIVES DOES MINNESOTA HAVE IN THE U.S. HOUSE?
8
WHO IS THE WOMAN THAT BECAME FAMOUS FOR SITTING IN THE FRONT OF A SEGREGATED CITY BUS IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA IN 1955 ?
ROSA PARKS
WHO ELECTS CONGRESS?
THE PEOPLE
HOW MANY SENATORS ARE THERE IN OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?
100
NAME THE SENATORS FROM MINNESOTA?
AMY KLOBUCHAR AND AL FRANKEN
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF ONE TERM FOR AN ELECTED SENATOR?
6 YEARS
HOW MANY ELECTED MEMBERS ARE THERE IN THE U.S. CONGRESS?
535
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF ONE TERM FOR AN ELECTED U.S. HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE?
2 YEARS
WHAT IS THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF OUR GOVERNMENT?
THE PRESIDENT, CABINET, AND DEPARTMENTS UNDER THE CABINET MEMBERS
WHAT IS THE JUDICIARY BRANCH OF OUR GOVERNMENT?
THE SUPREME COURT AND LOWER FEDERAL COURTS
WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF THE SUPREME COURT?
TO INTERPRET LAWS
HOW MANY SENATE SEATS ARE THERE IN THE MINNESOTA STATE LEGISLATURE?
67
HOW MANY HOUSE SEATS ARE THERE IN THE MINNESOTA STATE LEGISLATURE?
134
WHAT IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF MINNESOTA?
ST. PAUL
WHO IS THE CURRENT GOVERNOR OF MINNESOTA?
MARK DAYTON
WHO BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A. IF THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE-PRESIDENT
SHOULD DIE?
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WHO IS THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT?
JOHN ROBERTS
NAME THE THIRTEEN ORIGINAL STATES?
CONNECTICUT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, MASSACHUSETTS,
PENNSYLVANIA, DELAWARE, VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA,
RHODE ISLAND, AND MARYLAND
WHO SAID, "GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"?
PATRICK HENRY
WHICH COUNTRIES WERE OUR THREE MAIN ENEMIES DURING WORLD WAR II?
GERMANY, ITALY, AND JAPAN
WHAT ARE THE 49TH AND 50TH STATES OF THE UNION?
ALASKA AND HAWAII
HOW MANY YEARS CAN A PRESIDENT SERVE?
10
WHO WAS MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.?
A CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER
WHO IS ST. LOUIS PARK'S MAYOR?
JEFF JACOBS
ACCORDING TO THE CONSTITUTION, A PERSON MUST MEET CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BECOME PRESIDENT. NAME THESE REQUIREMENTS.
MUST BE A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES;
MUST BE AT LEAST 35 YEARS OLD BY THE TIME HE/SHE WILL SERVE; MUST HAVE LIVED
IN THE UNITED STATES FOR AT LEAST 14 YEARS
HOW IS THE NUMBER OF SENATORS DETERMINED?
TWO (2) FROM EACH STATE
WHO SELECTS THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES?
APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT
HOW MANY SUPREME COURT JUSTICES ARE THERE?
NINE (9)
WHY DID THE PILGRIMS COME TO AMERICA?
FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
WHAT IS THE HEAD EXECUTIVE OF A STATE GOVERNMENT CALLED?
GOVERNOR
WHAT IS THE HEAD EXECUTIVE OF A CITY GOVERNMENT CALLED?
MAYOR
IN WHAT YEAR WAS JAMESTOWN COLONY ESTABLISHED?
1607
WHO WAS THE MAIN WRITER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE?
THOMAS JEFFERSON
WHEN WAS THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ADOPTED?
JULY 4, 1776
WHAT IS THE BASIC BELIEF OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE?
THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE COLLECTION OF ESSAYS WRITTEN BY ALEXANDER HAMILTON, JAMES MADISON AND JOHN JAY WHO WERE SUPPORTERS OF THE CONSTITUTION?
THE FEDERALIST
WHO WROTE THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER?
FRANCIS SCOTT KEY
WHERE DOES FREEDOM OF SPEECH COME FROM?
THE BILL OF RIGHTS
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM VOTING AGE IN THE UNITED STATES?
EIGHTEEN (18)
WHO SIGNS BILLS INTO LAW?
THE PRESIDENT
WHO WAS THE FIRST BLACK SUPREME COURT JUSTICE AND WHO IS THE CURRENT BLACK JUSTICE ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT?
THURGOOD MARSHALL AND CLARENCE THOMAS
WHICH PRESIDENT WAS IN OFFICE THE LONGEST?
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
WHAT DID THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION DO?
FREED MANY SLAVES IN CONFEDERATE STATES
WHAT SPECIAL GROUP ADVISES THE PRESIDENT?
THE CABINET
WHO WAS THE FIRST FEMALE SPEAKER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES?
NANCY PELOSI
WHAT SUPREME COURT CASE OVERTURNED "SEPARATE BUT EQUAL" POLICIES?
BROWN V. TOPEKA BOARD OF EDUCATION
WHO IS THE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE?
JOHN KERRY
WHO IS THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES?
JOHN BOEHNER
WHAT MEN, WHO WEREN'T PRESIDENTS, ARE PICTURED ON THE $10 AND $100 BILLS?
ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
WHAT TWO WOMEN HAVE APPEARED ON $1 COINS? ONE WAS NATIVE AMERICAN AND THE OTHER FOUGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY THE RIGHT TO VOTE.
SACAGAWEA AND SUSAN B. ANTHONY
WHO HAS THE POWER TO DECLARE WAR?
THE CONGRESS
WHAT KIND OF GOVERNMENT DOES THE UNITED STATES HAVE?
REPUBLICAN / REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY
HOW MANY DEPARTMENTS ARE THERE IN THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE BRANCH?
15
IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE CONSTITUTION WRITTEN?
1787
WHAT ARE THE FIRST 10 AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION CALLED?
THE BILL OF RIGHTS
IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE CONSTITUTION RATIFIED?
1788
WHAT IS THE TERM USED TO DESCRIBE A TWO-HOUSE LEGISLATURE?
BICAMERAL
WHOSE RIGHTS ARE GUARANTEED BY THE CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS?
EVERYONE (CITIZENS AND NON-CITIZENS LIVING IN THE U.S.)
WHAT IS THE INTRODUCTION TO THE CONSTITUTION CALLED?
THE PREAMBLE
NAME ONE BENEFIT OF BEING A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES.
OBTAIN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT JOBS; TRAVEL WITH A U.S. PASSPORT; PETITION FOR
CLOSE RELATIVES TO COME TO THE U.S. TO LIVE
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT RIGHT GRANTED TO U.S. CITIZENS?
THE RIGHT TO VOTE
WHAT IS THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL BUILDING?
THE PLACE WHERE CONGRESS MEETS
WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE?
THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICIAL HOME AND EXECUTIVE OFFICE
HOW MANY DIFFERENT PRESIDENCIES HAVE THERE BEEN IN THE U.S.?
44
WHO WERE OUR FIVE MOST RECENT PRESIDENTS BEFORE THE CURRENT PRESIDENT?
GEORGE W. BUSH, BILL CLINTON, GEORGE H.W. BUSH, RONALD REAGAN, JIMMY CARTER
NAME ONE RIGHT GUARANTEED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT.
FREEDOM OF: SPEECH, PRESS, RELIGION, PEACEABLE ASSEMBLY, AND TO PETITION GOVERNMENT FOR REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES
WHO IS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE U.S. MILITARY?
THE PRESIDENT
WHICH PRESIDENT SERVED TWO NON-CONSECUTIVE TERMS?
GROVER CLEVELAND
IN WHAT MONTH DO WE VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT?
NOVEMBER
IN WHAT MONTH IS THE NEW PRESIDENT INAUGURATED?
JANUARY
HOW MANY TIMES MAY A MEMBER OF CONGRESS BE RE-ELECTED?
THERE IS NO LIMIT
HOW MANY U.S. HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES ARE UP FOR ELECTION EACH EVEN YEAR?
ALL / 435
WHAT ARE THE 2 MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE U.S. TODAY?
DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN
WHO WAS THE PRESIDENT DURING THE CIVIL WAR?
ABRAHAM LINCOLN