US Citizenship Test Flashcards
What is supreme law of the land?
What does the Constitution do?
Defined the government
Set up the government
Protects basic rights of Americans
The idea of self-government is in the first 3 words of the Consitution?
We The People
What is an amendment?
A change or an addition to the Constitution
What do we call the frist ten amendment of the Constitution?
The Bill of Rights
What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
- petition the government
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
+ announced our independence (from Great Britain)
+ declared our independence (from Great Britain)
+ said that the United States is free (from Great Britain)
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence ?
pursuit of happiness
What is freedom of religion?
You can practice any religions or not practice a religion
What is the economic system in the US?
What is the "rule of laws"
- Everyone must follow the law
- Government must obey the law
- No one is above the law
Name on branch or part of the government?
What stop one branch of government from being too powerful?
Check and balances
separation of powers
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Who makes the Federal laws?
Senate and House
What are the two parts of the U.S Congress?
The Senate and house
We elect a US Senator fr how many years?
California US Senators now?
The House of Representative has how many voting members ?
We elect a US Representative for how many years?
name your US Representatives
Who does a U.S Senator present?
All people of the state
Why do some states have more Representative than other states?
They have more people
We elect a President for how many years
In what month do we vote for President?
Name of the President of the United States now?
Vice presedent now
If the President can no longer serve , who becombe president?
if both president and vice president can no longer serve , who become president
The Speaker of the House
Who is Commander in Chief of the military?
Who sign bills to become laws?
Who vetoes bills ?
What does the Preident's CAbinet do
Advises the president
2 Cabinet -level position?
Secretary of Defense
Secretary of State
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Labor
what does judicial branch do?
what is the highest courtin the US?
The Supreme Court
How many justices are on the Supreme Court
Who is the Chief Justice of the US