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What is the supreme law of the land?

The Constitution

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What does the Constitution do?

It lists the powers of the federal government

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The idea of self-government is in the first words of the Constitution. What are these words?

We the people....

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What is an amendment?

A change to the Constitution

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What do we cal the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

The Bill of Rights

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What is one right or freedom of the First Amendment?

Freedom of Speech

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How many amendments does the Constitution have?

27

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What did the Declaration of Independence do?

It claimed independence from Great Britain

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What are the three rights in the Declaration of Independence?

Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness

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What is freedom of religion?

The right to practice any religion

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What is the economic system in the United States

Mixed economy

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What is the "rule of law"?

No one is above the law

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According to the Constitution, what are the requirements to vote?

You need to be a citizen who is eighteen years old or older

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What is a civic duty that is required of U.S. citizens?

To serve on a jury

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Name one right only for United States citizens.

To vote in a federal election

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What is one right of everyone living in the United States?

Freedom of speech

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17

What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?

The United States

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What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?

To obey the laws of the United States

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19

At what age to citizens gain the right to vote?

18

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Which of the following is a way Americans can participate in their democracy?

Join a political party

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21

What is the due date for income taxes?

April 15

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22

At what age are all men required to register for the Selective Service

18

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23

What are the three branches of government?

Legislative, Executive, and Judicial

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What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

Checks and balances

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Who is in charge of the executive branch?

President

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Who makes national laws?

Congress

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What are the two Houses of Congress?

The House of Representatives and the Senate

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How many United States Senators are there?

100

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U.S. Senators serve for how many years?

6

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How many members of the House of Representatives are there?

435

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31

Members of the House of Representatives serve for how many years?

2

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Who is represented by a U.S. Senator?

All the people within their state

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Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

The number of Representatives is based upon the state's population

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A President is elected for how many years?

4

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In what month is the President elected?

November

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Who is the current President of the United States?

Joseph Biden

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Who is the current Vice President of the United States?

Kamala Harris

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If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

Vice President

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If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who then becomes President?

Speaker of the House

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Who is Commander in Chief of the military?

President

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Who can sign a bill into law?

President

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Who can veto a bill?

President

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What is the main job of the President's Cabinet?

They administer the agencies of the federal government

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What is a Cabinet-level position?

Attorney General

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What is the main job of the judicial branch?

Review laws

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What is the highest court in the United States?

U.S. Supreme Court

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How many people currently serve on the Supreme Court?

9

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Who is the current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court?

John Roberts

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According to the U.S. Constitution, which of the following is a power that belongs to the national government?

To print money

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What are the two major political parties in the United States?

Democratic and Republican

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The current president is a member of which political party?

Republican

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What is the name of the current speaker of the House of Representatives?

Nancy Pelosi

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53

What power belongs only to the states?

To provide education

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54

Who is the current Governor of Arizona?

Doug Ducey

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What is the current capital of Arizona?

Phoenix

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Who is one of your state's U.S. Senators now?

Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly

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57

Which of the following U.S. Representatives represents Arizona?

David Schweikert

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58

What is one reason that colonists came to America?

For religious freedom

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Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

Native Americans

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Which group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?

Africans

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Why did the colonists fight the British?

The colonists wanted self-government

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Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

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When was the Declaration of Independence signed?

July 4, 1776

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Which state was one of the original 13 colonies?

Virginia

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65

What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

The Constitution was written

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In which year was the Constitutional Convention?

1787

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The Federalist papers supported the passage of the Constitution. Name one of the writers.

Alexander Hamilton

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What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

He was a U.S. diplomat

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69

Who is known as the "Father of Our Country"?

George Washington

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Who was the first President of the United States?

George Washington

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Which territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?

Louisiana Territory

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Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

Spanish-American War

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Name the U.S. war between the Northern and the Southern states.

Civil War

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Name one problem that led to the war between the Northern and Southern states.

Economic differences

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What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did as President of the United States?

He preserved the Union

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What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

Freed slaves in the Confederate states that seceded from the Union

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What did Susan B. Anthony do?

She fought for women's rights

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What war was fought by the United States in the 1900s?

Korean War

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Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Who was President during World War I?

Woodrow Wilson

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Who did the United States fight in World War II?

Japan

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Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general in which war?

World War II

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During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?

Communism

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What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

Civil Rights Movement

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85

What was the goal of Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Equality for all Americans

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What major event happened on September 11, 2001

A terrorist attack on the United States

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87

What is a Native American tribe in the United States?

Navajo

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88

Of the rivers listed, which river is the longest?

Mississippi River

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89

What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?

Pacific Ocean

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What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?

Atlantic Ocean

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91

What is a current U.S. territory?

Puerto Rico

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92

What state borders Canada?

New York

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93

What state borders Mexico?

Texas

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94

What is the capital of the United States?

Washington, D.C.

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95

Where is the Statue of Liberty located?

New York

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96

Why does the flag of the United States have 13 stripes?

To signify the 13 original colonies

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97

Why does the flag have 50 stars?

Each star represents a state

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98

What is the name of the national anthem?

The Star-Spangled Banner

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When is Independence Day?

July 4

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What national holiday occurs in September?

Labor Day

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