Dill Zotos Government Test - Set 1
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Terms in this set (21)
It announced that the USA was a new country, free from British control.
What is the important thing about the Declaration of Independence?
It tells how the government works and lists the rights of the people.
What is the important thing about the U.S. Constitution?
What is the introduction to the U.S. Constitution called?
What do you call people who are born in the country or naturalized after being legal aliens?
How many branches of government does the U.S. have?
the Capitol Building
What is the name of the building that the Congress works in?
the Legislative Branch
Which branch of government is where the Congress works?
The purpose of the Legislative Branch is to make the laws.
What is the purpose of the Legislative Branch?
The White House
What is the name of the building where the Executive Branch works?
The Executive Branch
In which branch of government does the President, Vice President and the Cabinet work?
The purpose of the Executive Branch is to carry out the laws.
What is the purpose of the Executive Branch?
The Supreme Court Building
What is the name of the building where the Judicial Branch works?
The Judicial Branch
In which branch does the Supreme Court work?
The purpose of the Judicial Branch is to interpret the laws.
What is the purpose of the Judicial Branch?
How many states are there in the U.S.A.?
How many senators does each state get?
How many representatives are there in the House of Representatives?
The number of representatives per state is determined by the population of the state. The more people your state has, the more representatives your state will get.
How is the number of representatives for each state determined?
It is fair to base representation on population because then each person has an equal chance to contact their representative and each representative has an equal work load. Right now it is about 1 rep for every 740,000 people.
Why is "representation is based on population" a fair way to determine the number of representatives that your state gets?
FEDERAL = national, central, applies to the whole country, nation-wide
List as many synonyms (words and phrases) for FEDERAL as you can.
Idea\Write the bill\Committee\Debate\Vote\Committee\Debate \Vote\President Signs
What are the nine basic steps for how a bill becomes a law...in order?
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