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Who said:"Give me liberty or give me death"?
Patrick Henry
Name one purpose of the United Nations?
For countries to discuss and try to resolve world problems or to provide economic aid to many countries
Name some countries that were our enemies during world war II?
Germany,Italy and Japan
Where does freedom of speech come from?
The bills of rights
What is the capital of the state you live in?
Austin
What is the most important right granted to US citizens?
The right to vote
who is the chief justice of the supreme court?
William Rehnquist
What were the 13 original states of the United States called before they were states?
Colonies
Who is the current governor of the State you live in?
Rick Perry
How many times may a senator or congressman be re-elected?
no limit
What are the 13 original states?
Virginia, Massachusetts,Maryland,Rhode Island,Connecticut,New Hampshire, North Carolina,New York,New Jersey,Pennsylvania,Delaware and Georgia.
What is the name of the president's official home?
The white house
What is the bill of rights?
The first ten amendments to the constitution
Who meets in the US Capitol Building?
Congress
How many voting members are in the house of representatives?
435
What major river running north to south divides the US?
The mississippi
What are the duties of the supreme court?
To interpret and explain the laws
Name the admendments that guarantee or address voting rights?
15th,19th and 24th
Who is the head of the executive branch of the US government?
The president
What Immigration and naturalization form is used to apply for naturalized citizenship?
Form N-400
For how long is the president elected?
4 years
Who is the commander-in-chief of the US Military?
The president
For how long do we elect each member of the house of representatives?
2 years
What are the first ten amendments of the constitution called?
The bills of rights
Who becomes president if both the president and vice-president die?
Speaker of the house
What group has the power to declare war?
Congress
Name the highest part of the judiciary branch of our government?
The supreme court
Name one benifit of being a citizen of the US?
To obtain federal government jobs,to travel with a US Passport, or to petition for close relatives to come to the US to live.
What is the supreme law of the United States?
The constitution
Where is the white house located?
Washington,DC
What was the 49th state added to our Union?
Alaska
What is the United States Capitol?
The place where congress meets
What makes up congress?
The Senate and the house of representatives
What is the white house?
The president's official home
Who was the main writer of the declaration of independence?
Thomas Jefferson
What are the two major political parties in the US today?
Democratic and Republican
What color are the stars on our flag?
White
In what month is the new president inaugurated?
January
Who was Martin Luther King Jr.
A civil rights leader
What is the introduction of the constitution called?
The preamble
For how long do we elect each senator?
6 years
Name one right or freedom guaranteed by the first amendment?
The rights of freedom :
- of speech
- of religion
- of assembly, and
- to petition the government
What is the head executive of a state government called?
Governor
in what year was the constitution written?
1787
Who is the vice president of the United States?
Dick Cheney
Can the constitution be change?
Yes
how many full terms can a president serve?
2
Whose rights are guaranteed by the constitution and the bill of rights?
All people living in the US
Name the two senators from your state;
-Phil Gramm
-Key Bailey Hutchison
Who helped the peligrims in America?
The American indians/Native Americans
Who nominates judges for the supreme court?`
The president
What is the executive branch of our government?
The president,the cabinet and the deparments under the cabinet members
What do we celebrate on the 4th of July?
Independence Day
What was the 50th state added to our union?
Hawaii
When was the declaration of independance adopted?
July 4,1776
What kind of government does the US have?
A republic
Who makes the federal laws in the United States?
Congress
What is called if the president refuses to sign a bill into a law and returns it to congress with his objections?
Veto
What is the head executive of a city government called?
Mayor
What is the name of the ship that brought the pilgrims to America?
The Mayflower
Who becomes our president if the president dies?
The vice president
The civil war was fought over what important issues?
Slavery and states' rights
Which president was the first commander-in-chief of the US army and Navy?
George Washington
How many branches are there in the US government?
3
How many senators are there in congress?
100
In what month do we vote for the president?
November
Why are there 100 senators in the United States senate?
Each state elects two
What are the colors of our flag?
Red,White and Blue
What is the national anthem of the United States?
The star-spangled banner.
Who elects congress?
The citizens of the United States
What holiday was celebrated for the first time by American colonist?
Thanksgiving
Who is the president os the United States Today?
George W Bush
What did the emancipation proclamation do?
It freed the slaves
How many changes, or amendments are there to the constitution?
27
What are some of the requirements to be elegible to become a president?
Candidates for president must:
- be natural born citizens,
- be at least35 years old,
- Have lived in the United Sates for at least 14 years.
How many stripes are there on the flag?
13
What is the highest court in the United States?
The supreme court
What is the constitution?
The supreme law of the land
How many supreme court justices are there?
9
How many states are there in the union?
50
What is the minimum voting age in the United States?
18
What are the legislative branch of our government?
Congres
Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
To gain religious freedom
What do the stars on the flag mean?
One for each state
Who signs bills into law?
The president
What do we call changes to the constitution?
Amendments
What are some of the basic beliefs of the declaration of independance?
That all men are created equal and have the right to life,liberty and pursuit of happiness
Who elects the president of the United States?
The Electoral College
Who wrote the star-spangled banner?
Francis Scott Key
What are the three branches of our government?
Executive,Legislative and Judicial
Who was president during the civil war?
Abraham Lincoln
What do the stripes on the flag represent?
The first 13 states
Which president is called "The father of our country"?
George Washington
Who was the first president of the United States?
George Washington
What special group advises the president?
The Cabinet
What colors are the stripes on the flag?
Red and White
What country did we fight during the Revolutionary war?
England
Independence day celebrates independence from whom?
England
How many stars are there on our flag?
50