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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
Who becomes the President if both the President and Vice President die?
Speaker of the House
Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
William Rehnquist
Why did the pilgrim come to America?
To gain religious freedom
What is the National Anthem of the United States?
Star-Spangled Banner
What is the head executive of a state government called?
Governer
What is the head executive of a city government called
Mayor
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
It freed the slaves
What special group advises the President?
The cabinet
What holiday was celebrated for the first time by American colonist?
Thanksgiving
Which President is called the "Father of our Country?
George Washington
Who was the main writed of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson
Which President was the first Commander-in-chief of the U.S. Army and Navy?
George Washington
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4th 1776
What are ome of the basis beliefs of the Declaration of Independence
That all men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Who helped the Pilgrims in America
The American Indians/Native Americans
What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
Mayflower
Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?
Francis Scott Key
What were the 13 original states of the United States called
Colonies
What group has the power to declare war
Congress
Who signs bills into law
The President
Name the amendments that guarantee or address voting rights
14th,15th, and 19th
What is the highest court in the United States
Supreme Court
Who ws President during Civil War
Abraham Lincoln
What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called
The Bill of Rights
Who rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
All the people living in the United States
What are the two major political parties in the United States
Democratic and Republican
What is the introduction to the Constitution called
The Preamble
Who meets in the U.S. Capitol building?
Congress
What is the name of the President's officail home
The White house
What form of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is used to apply for naturalized Citizenship
form N-400
Where is the White House located?
Washington D.C.
What kind of government does the United States have
a Republic
Name one right or freedom guaranteed by the first amendment
The rights of freedom of: speech, religion, assembly and to petition the Government
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 one benefit of being a citizen of the United States
To obtain Federal Government jobs, to travel with a US passport, or to petition for lcose relatives to come to the United States to live
Can the constitution be changed
yes
What is the most important right granted to united States citizens
the right to vote
In what month do we vote for the president
november
In what month does the new president inaugurated
january
how many times may a senator or congressman be elected
no limit
what is the united states capital
The place where the congress meets
How many branches are there in the US government
3