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100 Cards in this Set

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What are the colors of our flag?
Red, white, and blue
How many stars are there in our flag?
What color are the stars on our flag?
What do the stars on the flag mean?
One for each state in the union
How many stripes are there in the flag?
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?
What do we celebrate on the 4th of July?
Independence Day
What is the date of Independence Day?
July 4th.
Independence from whom?
What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?
Who was the first President of the United States?
George Washington
Who is the President of the United States today?
George W. Bush
Who is the Vice President of the United States?
Dick Cheney
Who elects the President of the United States?
The Electoral College
Who becomes President of the United States if the President should die?
Vice President
For how long do we elect the President?
Four years
What is the Constitution?
The supreme law of the land
Can the Constitution be changed?
What do we call a change to the Constitution?
An amendment
How many changes or amendments are there to the Constitution?
How many branches are there in our government?
What are the three branches of our government?
Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary
What is the Legislative Branch of our government?
Who makes the federal laws in the United States?
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?
Can you name the two U.S. senators from your state?
Robert Casey and Arlen Specter
For how long do we elect each Senator?
Six years
How many voting members are in the House of Representatives?
For how long do we elect the representatives?
Two 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 United States?
The Constitution
What is the Bill of Rights?
The first 10 amendments of the Constitution
What is the capital of your state?
Who is the current governor of your state?
Edward G. Rendell
Who becomes President of the United States if the President and the Vice President should die?
The Speaker of the House of Representatives
Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
John Roberts
Can you name the 13 original states?
Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, and Rhode Island
Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death."?
Patrick Henry
Which courtries were our enemies during World War II?
Germany, Italy, and Japan
What is the 49th state added to our Union (the United States)?
How many full terms can a President serve?
Who was Martin Luther King,Jr.?
A civil rights leader
Who is the head of your local government?
Mayor John Brenner
According to the Constitution, a person must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to become President. Name one of these requirements.
Must be a natural born citizen of the United States; Must be a least 35 years old by the time he/she will serve; Must have lived in the United States for a least 14 years.
Why are there 100 Senators in the Senate?
Because there are two from each state
Who nominates judges of the Supreme Court?
They are appointed by the President.
How many Supreme Court justices are there?
Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
For religious freedom
What is the head executive of a state government called?
What is the head executive of a city government called?
What holiday was celebrated for the first time by the American colonists?
Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?
That all men are created equal
What is the national anthem of the United States?
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 United States?
Who signs bills into law?
The President
What is the highest court in the United States?
The Supreme Court.
Who was President during the Civil War?
Abraham Lincoln
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
It freed many slaves
What special group advises the President?
The Cabinet
Which President is called "the Father of Our Country"?
George Washington
What is the 50th state of the Union (the United States)?
Who helped the Pilgrims in America?
The American Indians (Native Americans)
What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
The Mayflower
What were the 13 original states of the United States called?
Name three rights or freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
The right of freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly and requesting change of government.
The right to bear arms
Who has the power to declare war?
The Congress
Name one amendment which guarantees or addresses voting rights.
Fifteenth, nineteenth, twenty-fourth, and twenty-sixth
Which President freed the slaves?
Abraham Lincoln
In what year was the Constitution written?
What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?
The Bill of Rights
Name one purpose of the United Nations.
For countries to discuss and try to resolve world problems; to provide economic aid to many countries
Where does Congress meet?
In the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
Everyone (citizens and noncitizens living in the United States)
What is the introduction to the Constitution called?
The Preamble
Name one benefit of being a citizen of the United States.
Obtain federal government jobs; travel with a U.S. passport; petition for close relatives to come to the United States to live.
What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens?
The right to vote
What is the United States Capitol (building)?
The place where Congress meets
What is the White House?
The President's official home
Where is the White House located?
Washington, D.C. (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.)
What is the name of the President's official home?
The White House
Name one right guaranteed by the first amendment.
Freedom of: speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, and requesting change of the government.
Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military?
The President
Which President was the first Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military?
George Washington
In what month do we vote for the President?
In what month is the new President inaugurated?
How many times may a Senator be re-elected?
There are no federal limits
How many times may a Congressman be re-elected?
There are no federeal limits
What are the two major political parties in the United States today
Democratic and Republican
How many states are there in the United States?