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2 types of votes for president
popular, electoral
# of votes per person
1
# of votes for CA
55
# of votes for VT
3
How many major political parties in the US
2
3rd parties in the US
Green, Independent, Libertarian, Socialist, Reform, Constitution
Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Bernanke
Secretary of the Treasury
Paulson
Secretary of State
Rice
Secretary of Defense
Rumsfeld
President's National Security Advisor
Hadley
Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Pace
Director of the CIA
Hayden
CA's US House of Representative
Rohrbacher
CA's US Senators
Boxer, Feinstein
Local representative in the CA House (Assembly)
Karnette
Local representative in the CA Senate
Vincent
Which party controls the 1)US House 2)US Senate 3)the Presidency
1) Republican
2) Republican
3) Republican
Which party controls the 1)CA House 2)CA Senate 3)the Governorship
1) Democrat
2) Democrat
3) Republican
Governor of CA
Schwarzenegger
Lieutenant Governor
Bustamente
President of the US
George W. Bush
# of Presidents so far
43
Vice President of the US
Cheney
Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee
Warner
Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Lugar
Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee
Hunter
Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee
Thomas
3 branches of government
legislative, judicial, executive
# of US Constitutional Amendments
27
4 ways to amend US constitution
2/3 congress, 3/4 state, 2/3 state legislature, 3/4 ratification convention
Topic of the last amendment added
congressional pay
Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court
Roberts
Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court appointed/elected?
appointed by president Bush
Associate Justices of the Supreme Court
Alito, Souter, Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Breyes, Ginsburg, Thomas
US Surgeon General
Carmena
US Attorney General
Gonzales
US Solicitor General
Clement
Congressmember with a medical license who saved a life
Frist
where revenue bills always begin
House
Authors of the Federalist papers
Madison, John Jay, Hamilton
2 more important Federalist papers
10, 51
Last 3 presidents before current president
Regan, Bush, Clinton
2 candidates for president
Hilary Clinton, George Allen
# of US House of Representatives from CA
53
Determining factor in House of Representatives #
population
# of Senators per state
2
# of total Senators
100
Voting method when you are not near home
absentee ballot
Supreme law of the United States
constitution
Age at which you are legally responsible for your own actions
18
Name the document:

"We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union..."
preamble of the constitution
City in which Constitution was written
Philadelphia
Vice president and president candidate in 2004
Edwards, Kerry
Author of the Constitution
Madison
city where Abraham Lincoln lived
Springfield, Illinois
Founder of Microsoft
Bill Gates
2nd richers person in the country
Buffett
2 rights 5th Amendment protests
right to remain silent, right to an attorney

(double jeopardy, due process)
1st amendment rights
free speech, religion, press, assembly, petition
Qualifications to be president
born in US, at least 35 years old, 14 years living in the US
Who breaks ties in the Senate
vice president
Speaker of the House
Hastert
House Majority Leader
Boehner
House Majority Whip
Blunt
House Minority Leader
Pelosi
Director of Homeland Security
Chertoff
Senate Majority Leader
Frist
Senate Minority Leader
Reid
US Secretary of Education
Spellings
LA's major
Villaraigrossa
President's Summer "White House"
Crawford Ranch
Event which created the most recent cabinet department
9/11
1st 3 positions to take over from president
vice president, speaker of the house, senate president pro tempor
country which restricts campaign ads and public surveys 8 days before election
Mexico
Latest topic of a proposed amendment
gay marriage, flag burning
coin which costs government more to mint that its spending value
penny
Group desiring to exempt themselves from labor laws despite order bt the Nation Labor Relations Board
Native Americans
Organization which cut crime in half this past summer in New Orleans
national guard
State with 201-year-old law barring unmarried couples from living together, ruled unconstitutional by state judge
North Carolina
Nickname for country's most expensive civil works project
Big Dig
Town where Cindy Sheehan bought property
Crawford, Texas
Legal effect of bringing ashore illegal Cuban immigrants to testify against smuggler
citizenship
Which state faces a challenge about their election process
New Hampshire
Name one person, other than the Governor, who is running
Angelides
Type of box that has declined precipitously since 9/11
mail box
Like the US in 2000, this country suffered a close controversial election which ended in a partial recount and a subsequent ruling
Mexico
What has the CA legislature agreed to give illegal immigrants
college aid
To what or whom do military recruits take an oath
Constitution
Most recent CA governor to suffer a recall
Davis
Bush 43's political strategist
Rove
New Orlean's mayor
Nagin
Democratic Senator in CT who lost in primary because of Iray war
Lieberman