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Principles of American Democracy

Question Answer
What is the supreme law of the land?the Constitution
What does the Constitution do?Sets up and defines the government, protects basic rights of Americans
What is the first three words of the Constitution? (The idea of self-government)We the People
What is an amendment?a change or an addition to the Constitution
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?the Bill of Rights
What is one right or freedom from the First AmendmentSpeech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government
How many amendments does the Constitution have?27
What did the Declaration of Independence do?announced and declared our independence, said that the United States is free from the Great Britain
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?life, liberty and pursuit of happiness
What is freedom of the religion?You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion
What is the economic system in the United Statescapitalist/market economy
What is the "rule of law"No one is above the law
Name one branch or part of the governmentCongress, judicial and executive
What stops one branch of the government becoming too powerful?checks and balances; separation of powers
Who is in charge of the executive branchthe President
Who makes federal laws?Congress (Senate and House of Representatives
What are the two parts of the U.S Congress?the Senate and House of Representatives
How many U.S. Senators are there?100
We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years6
Who is one of your state's U.S. Senators now? (California)Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feintein
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?435
We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?2
Name your U.S. Representative (District 13)Barbara Lee
Why do some states have more Representatives than other statesthe state's population
We elect a President for how many years4
In what month do we vote for PresidentNovember
President's nameBarrack Obama
Vice President's nameJoe Biden
If the president can no longer serve, who becomes Presidentthe Vice President
If both President and vice president cannot serve?the Speaker of the House
Who is the Commander in Chief of the militarythe President
Who signs bills to become laws?the President
Who vetoes bills?the President
What does the President's Cabinet do?advises the President
What are two Cabinet-level positions?Secretary of Education, Defense
What does the judicial branch doreviews, explains laws, decides if a law goes against the Constitution
What is the highest court in the U.Sthe Supreme Court
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?9
Who is the Chief Justice of the U.S now?John Robert
What is one power of the federal government?print money, declare war, create an army, make treaties
What is one power of the states?provide school and education; police, driver's license
Who is the Governor of California?Jerry Brown
What is the capital of your state?Sacramento
What are two major political parties in the U.SDemocratic and Republican
What is the political party of the current PresidentDemocratic
What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?Paul Ryan
There are 4 amendments to the Constitution about who can vote?citizen 18 or older, any citizen can vote
What is one of the unique citizen's responsibility?serve on a jury, vote in a federal election
What is one of the unique citizen's right?run for federal office
What are 2 rights of everyone living in the U.Sfreedom of speech, assembly
What do we show loyalty to when we say the pledge of Allegiancethe flag
What is one promise you make when you become a U.S citizen?obey the law of U.S
How old to vote for President18 or older
Two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?vote, run for office
Last day to send in federal income tax forms?April 15
When must all men register for the Selective Service?18-26

American History

Question Answer
What is one reason colonists came to America?freedom, economic opportunity
Who lived in America before the Europeans?Native Americans
What group of people was taken to American and sold as slaves?Africans
Why did the colonists fight the British?taxation without representation
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?Thomas Jefferson
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?July 4th, 1776
There were 13 original states. Name threeMassachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Virginia.
What happened at the Constitutional Convention?The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution
When was the Constitution written?1787
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S Constitution. Name of of the writersJames Madison, Alexander Hamilton
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?U.S. diplomat, first Postmaster
Who is the "Father of Our Country"?George Washington
Who was the first President?George Washington
What territory did the U.S buy from France in 1803?the Louisiana Territory
Name one war fought by the U.S in the 1800sCivil War, War of 1812
Name the U.S was between the North and the SouthCivil War
Name one problem that led to the Civil War slavery, states' rights
What was on important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?freed the slaves, saved the Union
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?freed the slaves in the federal level
What did Susan B. Anthony do?fought for women's right
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900sworld war 1,2
Who was President during World War I?Woodrow Wilson
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?Franklin Roosevelt
Who did the U.S fight in World War II?Japan, Germany and Italy
Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?World War II
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the U.S?Communism
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?civil rights movement
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?fought for civil rights
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the U.S?Terrorists attacked the U.S
Name one American Indian tribe in the U.SCherokee, Creek


Question Answer
Name one of the longest rivers in the U.SMissouri, Mississippi
What ocean in on the West Coast of the U.S?Pacific Ocean
What ocean in on the East Coast of the U.S?Atlantic Ocean
Name one U.S territoryPuerto Rico, Guam
Name of state that borers CanadaWashington, Minnesota, Alaska
Name one state that borders MexicoCalifornia, Arizona
What is the capital of the U.SWashington, D.C.
Where id the Statue of Liberty New York
Why does the flag have 13 stripes?present first 13 colonies
Why does the flag have 50 starts?present 50 states of America
What is the name of the national anthem?The Star-Spangle Banner
When do we celebrate Independence Day?July 4th
Name two national U.S. holidaysMemorial Day, Independence Day