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What are the colors of our flag?
Red, white, and blue
How many stars anre there in our flag?
50
What color are the stars on our flag?
White
What do the stars on the flag mean?
One for each state in the union
How many stripes are there in the flag?
13
What color are the stripes?
Red and white
What do the stripes on the flag mean?
They represent the original 13 states
How many states are there in the union?
50
What is the 4th of July?
Independence Day
Independence day celebrarates the US's independence from whom?
England
What country did we fight during the revolutionary war?
England
Who was the first President of the US?
George Washington
Who is the President of the US today?
George W. Bush
Who is the Vice-President of the US today?
Dick Cheney
Who elects the President of the US?
The electoral college
Who becomes president of the US if the President should die?
Vice-President
For how long do we elect the President?
4 years
What is the constitution?
The supreme law of the land
Can the constitution be changed?
Yes
What do we call a change to the constitution?
An Amendment
How may changes or amendments are there to the constitution?
27
How many branches are there in our government?
3
What are the 3 branches of our government?
Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary
what is the legislative branch of our government?
Congress
Who makes the laws in the US?
Congress
What is congress?
The senate and the house of representatives
What are the duties of congress?
To make laws
Who elects congress?
The people
How many senators are there in congress?
100
Can you name 2 Minnesota senators?
Norm Coleman and Amy Klobuchar
How long do we elect each senator?
6 years
How many representatives are there in congress?
435
For how long do we elect the representatives?
2 years
What is the executive branch of our government?
The President, cabinet, and departments under the cabinet members
What is the judiciary branch of our government?
The supreme court
What are the duties of the supreme court?
To interpret laws
What is the supreme law of the US?
The constitution
What is the bill of rights?
The first 10 amendments of the constitution
What is the capital of your state?
St.Paul
Who is the current governor of your state?
Tim Pawlenty
Who becomes President of the US if the President and the Vice President should die?
Speaker of the house
Who is the chief justice of the supreme court?
William Rehnquist
Can you name the 13 original states?
CT DE GA MD MA NH NJ NY NC PA RI SC VA
(Delicate Marilyn followed the road with in a jersey with Virginia slims and a giant peach. She used a pen to connect the massive cut from the North to the South car line and then hammed it up at the Empire state)
Who said "give me liberty or give me death"?
Patrick Henry
Which countries were our enimies during WWII?
Germany, Italy, and Japan
What are the 49th and 50th states to the union?
Hawaii and Alaska
How many terms can a President serve?
2
Who was Martin Luther king Jr.?
A civil rights leader
Who is the head of your local government?
Chris Coleman
What are some requirements fr a person to be President?
Natural born citizen, 35 years old, lived in US for last 14 years
Why are there 100 senators in the senate?
2 from each state
Who selects the supreme court justices?
Appointed by the President
How many supreme court justices are there?
9
Why did the pilgrams come to America?
For religious freedon
What is the bead executive of a city government called?
Mayor
What holiday was celebrated for the first time by the American colonists?
Thanksgiving
Who was the main writer of the declaration of independence?
Thomas Jefferson
When was the declaration of independence adopted?
July 4th, 1776
What is the basic belief of the declaration of independence?
That all men are created equal
What is the national anthem of the US?
The star-spangled banner
Who wrote the star-spangled banner?
Francis Scott Key
Where does freedom of speech come from?
The Bill of Rights
What is the minimum voting age in the US?
18
Who signs bills into law?
The President
What is the highest court in the US?
The supreme court
Who was the president during the civil war?
Abraham Lincoln
What did the emancipation proclamation do?
Freed many slaves
what special group advises the president?
The cabinet
Which President is called the "father of our country"?
George Washington
What INS form is used to apply for citizenship?
Form N-400, "Application to file petition for naturalization"
Who helped the pilgrams to America?
The American indians
What is the name of the ship that brought the pilgrams to America?
The Mayflower
What were the 13 original states called?
Colonies
Name 3 rights or freedoms guaranteed by the bill of rights.
Freedom of speech, press, and religion.
Who had the power to declare war?
Congress
What kind of government does the US have?
Republic
Which President freed the slaves?
Abraham Lincoln
What are the first 10 amendments to the constitution called?
The bill of rights
Name 1 purpose of the UN.
For contries to discuss and try to resolve world problems
Where does congress meet?
Washington, DC
Whose rights are guaranteed by the constitution and the bill of rights?
Citizens and non-citizens living in the US
What is the introduction to the constitution called?
The preamble
Name 1 benefit of being a citizen of the US.
Right to Vote
What is the most important right granted to US citizens?
Right to Vote
What is the US capitol?
The place where congress meets
What is the white house?
The President's official home
Where is the white house located?
Washington, DC (1600 pennsylvania Ave, NW)
Name 1 right guaranteed by the first amendment.
Freedom of speech
Who is commander in chief of the US military?
The President
In what month do we vote for the President?
November
In what month is the new President inaugurated?
January
How many times may a senator be re-elected?
No limit
How many times may a congressman be re-elected?
No limit
What are the 2 major political parties in the US today?
Democratic and Republican