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U.S. Civics

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What is the supreme law of the land?U.S. Constitution
What does the Constitution do?defines the government
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?We the People
What is an amendment?a change (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
How many amendments does the Constitution have?27
What did the Declaration of Independence do?declared independence (from Great Britain)
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?life & liberty
What is the freedom of religion?You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.
What is the economic system in the United States?capitalist economy
What is the "rule of the law"?everyone must follow the law
Who makes federal laws?Congress
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 years?6
Who is one of your state's U.S. Senators now?Kirsten E. Gillibrand
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.Grace Meng
Who does a U.S. Senator represent?all people of the state
Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?(because) some states have more people
In what month do we vote for President?November
If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?the Speaker of the House
Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?the President
Who signs the bills to become laws? Who vetoes bills? the President
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?9
Who is the Chief Justice of the U.S. now?John Roberts
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?to print money
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?provide schooling and education
Who is the Governor of your state now?Andrew Cuomo
What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?John Boehner
There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them. citizens 18 and older can vote
What is one responsibility/right that is only for U.S. citizens?vote in a federal election
What are two rights of everyone living in the U.S.?freedom of speech & freedom of worship
What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?be loyal to the United States
What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?vote & join a political party
When is the last day you can sen din federal income tax forms?April 15
When must all men register for the Selective Service?at age 18
What is one reason colonists came to America?to escape persecution
Why did the colonists fight the British?because of high taxes (taxation without representation)
When was the Declaration of the Independence adopted?July 4, 1776
When was the Constitution written? 1787
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.James Madison
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?U.S. diplomat
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?the Louisiana Territory
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.War of 1812
What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?saved the Union
What did Susan B. Anthony do?fought for women's rights
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 United States?communism
What did MLK Jr. do?fought for civil rights
Name one U.S. territory.Puerto Rico
Where is the State of Liberty?Liberty Island
Why does the flag have 13 stripes?because there were 13 original colonies
Why does the flag have 50 stars?because there are 50 states
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