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how many branches are there in the United States government?
there are three branches
name one purpose of the United Nations.
To try to resolve world problems
who was the president during the civil war?
Abraham Lincoln
who was the main writer of the declaration of independence?
Thomas Jefferson
name one benefit of being a citizen of the United states
vote, obtain federal Government jobs, travel with a U.S. passport, petition for close relatives to come to the U.S.
what were the 13 original states of the United States called?
where does freedom of speech come from?
the bill of rights
in what year was the constitution written?
what is the head executive of a city government called?
how many states are there in the union?
fifty (50)
what are the two major political parties in the United States?
Democrat and Republican
who helped the pilgrims in America?
Native American Indians
Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?
A civil rights leader
how many stars are on the flag?
fifty (50)
how many changes or amendments are there to the constitution?
who makes the federal laws in the united states?
can the constitution be changed?
if both the president and the vice president die, who becomes president?
the speaker of the house of representatives
who said "give me liberty or give me death"?
Patrick Henry
what are the three branches of the US government?
Legislative, executive and judicial
Name one amendment which guarantees or addresses voting rights?
the 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th amendments
How many terms can a president serve?
two (2)
what country did we fight during the revolutionary war?
what was the 49th state added to our Union?
for how long do we elect each senator?
each term is 6 years
what do the stripes on the flag mean?
they represent the 13 original colonies of the union
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
what is the white house?
the presidents official home
who nominates the supreme court justices?
they are appointed by the president
what is the bill of rights?
the first ten amendments of the constitution
which president is called the "Father of our Country"?
George Washington
what do the stars on the flag mean?
one for each state in the united states
for how long do we elect the president?
four years
what is the United States capitol?
the place where the congress meets
what special group advises the president?
The cabinet
why are there 100 senators in the senate?
there are two from each state
who is the vice president of the united states today?
Dick Cheney
what is the introduction to the constitution called?
the preamble
who has the power to declare war?
what colors are the stars on our flag?
who was the first president of the United States?
George Washington
what is the highest court in the united states?
the supreme court
what did the Emancipation proclamation do?
free the slaves
who meets in the U.S. capitol building?
what is the 4th of July?
independence day
what is the basic belief of the declaration of independence?
that all men are created equal
what are the colors of the flag?
red, white and blue
what is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens?
the right to vote
who elects congress?
the people (citizen U.S)
who is the commander in chief of the U.S. military?
The president
who signs bills into law?
the president
who is the president of the united states today?
George W. Bush
who wrote the star spangled banner?
Francis Scott key
how many stripes are there on our flag?
thirteen (13)
what is the supreme law of the united states?
the constitution
what kind of government does the U.S. have?
a republic
where is the white house located?
Washington, D.C.``
who was the first commander in chief of the U.S. military?
George Washington
in what month do we vote for the president?
what makes up congress?
the senate and the house of representatives
who becomes the president of the U.S. if the president should die?
the vice president
how many supreme court justices are there?
nine (9)
what is the head executive of a city government called?
name your two U.S. senators
Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer
what is the legislative branch of our government?
what was the 50th state to be added to the United States?
what are the duties of the supreme court?
to interpret laws
When was the declaration of independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
the highest part of the judiciary branch of our government?
the supreme court
who is the current chief justice of the supreme court?
John Roberts Jr
how many times may a congressman be re-elected?
there are no term limits
according to the constitution, a person must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to become president. name one of these requirements.
must be a native born citizen and must be at least 35 by the time he\she will serve. Must have lived in the US for at least 14 years
who is your current governor?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
what are the first 10 amendments to the constitution called?
the bill of rights
what is the executive branch of our government?
the president, cabinet and the departments under the cabinet members
what is California's capital?
what is the name of the president's official home?
the white house
for how long do we elect the representatives?
two years
what U.S. citizenship and immigration form is used to apply for naturalized citizenship?
what holiday was started by the American colonists?
how many senators are there in the U.S. congress?
one hundred (100)
which countries were our enemies during WWII?
Germany, Italy and Japan
who is the head of the executive branch of the U.S. government?
the president
what is the national anthem of the united united states?
the star spangled banner
from what country did the U.S. win independence?
what do we call a change to the constitution?
what is the constitution?
the supreme law of the land
whose rights are guaranteed by the constitution and the bill of rights?
everyone living in the united states (citizens and non-citizens)
why did the pilgrims come to America?
for religious freedom
in what month is the new president inaugurated?
what color are the stripes on the flag?
red and white
Who elects the president of the united states
the Electoral college
The first pilgrims sailed to America in what ship?
the mayflower
Name one right guaranteed by the first amendment.
freedom of speech, religion, peaceable assembly and requesting change of the government
what is the minimum voting age in the United States?
eighteen (18)
how many voting members are there in the house of representatives?
four hundred and thirty five (435)

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