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1. What are the colors of our flag?
Red, white, and blue
2. What do the stars on the flag mean?
One for each state
3. How many stars are there on our flag?
50
4. What color are the stars on our flag?
White
5. How many stripes are there on the flag ?
13
6. What do the stripes on the flag represent?
The first 13 states
7. What colors are the stripes on the flag?
Red and white
8. How many states are there in the Union (the United States)?
50
9. What do we celebrate on the 4th of July?
Independence Day
10. Independence Day celebrates independence from whom?
England
11. What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?
England
12. Who was the first president of the United States?
George Washington
13. Who is the President of the United States today?
George W. Bush
14. Who is the Vice President of the United States today?
Dick Cheney
15. Who elects the President of the United States?
The Electoral College
Who becomes our President if the President dies?
The Vice President
What is the Constitution?
The supreme law of the land
What do we call changes to the Constitution?
Amendments
How many changes, or amendments, are there to the
Constitution?
27*
What are the three branches of our Government?
Executive, Judicial, and Legislative
What is the legislative branch of our Government?
Congress
What makes up Congress?
The Senate and the House of Representatives
Who makes the Federal laws in the United States?
Congress
Who elects Congress?
The citizens of the United States
How many Senators are there in Congress?
100
For how long do we elect each Senator?
6 years
Name the two Senators from your state.
Charles Robb - D
John Warner - R
How many voting members are in the House of
Representatives?
435
For how long do we elect each member of the House of
Representatives?
2 years
Who is the head of the Executive Branch of the U.S.
Government?
The President
For how long is the President elected?
4 years
Name the highest part of the Judiciary Branch of our
Government?
The Supreme Court
What are the duties of the Supreme Court?
To interpret and explain the laws
What is the supreme law of the United States?
The Constitution
What is the Bill of Rights?
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution
What is the capital of the state you live in?
Richmond
Who is the current governor of the state you live in?
Mark Warner
Who becomes President if both the President and Vice
President die?
Speaker of the House
Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
William Rehnquist
What were the 13 original states?
Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut,
New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Georgia
Who said, “Give me liberty or give me death?”
Patrick Henry
Name some countries that were our enemies during
World War II?
Germany, Italy, and Japan
What was the 49th state added to our Union (the United
States)?
Alaska
How many full terms can a President serve?
2
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
A civil rights leader
What are some of the requirements to be eligible to
become President?
Candidates for President must:
· be natural born citizens,
· be at least 35 years old,
· have lived in the United States for at least 14
years.
Why are there 100 senators in the United States Senate?
Each state elects two
Who nominates judges for the Supreme Court?
The President
How many Supreme Court justices are there?
9
Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
To gain religious freedom
What is the head executive of a state government called?
Governor
What is the head executive of a city government called?
Mayor
What holiday was celebrated for the first time by
American colonists?
Thanksgiving
Who was the main writer of the Declaration of
Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
What are some of the basic beliefs of the Declaration of
Independence?
That all men are created equal and have the right to life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
What is the national anthem of the United States?
The Star-Spangled Banner
Who wrote The Star-Spangled Banner?
Francis Scott Key
What is the minimum voting age in the United States?
18
Who signs bills into law?
The President
61. What is the highest court in the United States?
The Supreme Court
62. Who was President during the Civil War?
Abraham Lincoln
63. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
It freed the slaves
64. What special group advises the President?
The Cabinet
65. Which President is called the “Father of our Country?”
George Washington
66. Which President was the first Commander-in-Chief of the U.S.
Army and Navy?
George Washington
67. What was the 50th state added to our Union (the United
States)?
Hawaii
68. Who helped the Pilgrims in America?
The American Indians/Native Americans
69. What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims
to America?
The Mayflower
70. What were the 13 original states of the United States
called before they were states?
Colonies
71. What group has the power to declare war?
Congress
72. Name the amendments that guarantee or address voting
rights.
15th, 19th and 24th
73. In what year was the Constitution written?
1787
74. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution
called?
The Bill of Rights
75. Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the
Bill of Rights?
All people living in the United States
76. What is the introduction to the Constitution called?
The Preamble
77. Who meets in the U.S. Capitol building?
Congress
78. What is the name of the President’s official home?
The White House
79. Where is the White House located?
Washington, DC
80. 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
81. Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the United States
military?
The President
82. In what month do we vote for the President?
November
83. In what month is the new President inaugurated?
January
84. How many times may a senator or Congressman be reelected?
No limit
85. What are the two major political parties in the United States
today?
Democratic and Republican
86. What is the executive branch of our Government?
The President, the Cabinet, and departments under the
cabinet members
87. Where does freedom of speech come from?
The Bill of Rights
88. What Immigration and Naturalization Service form is
used to apply for naturalized citizenship?
Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization)
89. What kind of government does the United States have?
A Republic
90. 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
91. Name one benefit of being a citizen of the United
States.
To obtain Federal Government jobs, to travel with a
U.S. passport, or to petition for close, or to Vote
relatives to come to the United States to live
92. Can the Constitution be changed?
Yes
93. What is the most important right granted to United
States citizens?
The right to vote
94. What is the White House?
The President’s official home
95. What is the United States Capitol?
The place where Congress meets
96. How many branches are there in the United States
Government?
3