US Citizenship Test Flashcards


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1

What is supreme law of the land?

The Constitution

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What does the Constitution do?

Defined the government

Set up the government

Protects basic rights of Americans

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The idea of self-government is in the first 3 words of the Consitution?

We The People

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What is an amendment?

A change or an addition to the Constitution

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What do we call the frist ten amendment of the Constitution?

The Bill of Rights

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What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

  • speech
  • religion
  • press
  • petition the government
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How many amendments does the Constitution have?

27

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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)

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What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence ?

life

liberty

pursuit of happiness

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What is freedom of religion?

You can practice any religions or not practice a religion

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What is the economic system in the US?

Capitalist economy

Market economy

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What is the "rule of laws"

  • Everyone must follow the law
  • Government must obey the law
  • No one is above the law
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Name on branch or part of the government?

  • Congress
  • President
  • Executive
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What stop one branch of government from being too powerful?

Check and balances

separation of powers

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Who is in charge of the executive branch?

The president

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Who makes the Federal laws?

Congress

Senate and House

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What are the two parts of the U.S Congress?

The Senate and house

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We elect a US Senator fr how many years?

6

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California US Senators now?

BARBARA BOXER

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The House of Representative has how many voting members ?

435

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We elect a US Representative for how many years?

2

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name your US Representatives

Raul Ruiz

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Who does a U.S Senator present?

All people of the state

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Why do some states have more Representative than other states?

They have more people

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We elect a President for how many years

4

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In what month do we vote for President?

November (11)

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Name of the President of the United States now?

Barack Obama

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Vice presedent now

Joe Biden

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If the President can no longer serve , who becombe president?

vice president

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if both president and vice president can no longer serve , who become president

The Speaker of the House

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Who is Commander in Chief of the military?

Who sign bills to become laws?

Who vetoes bills ?

The President

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What does the Preident's CAbinet do

Advises the president

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2 Cabinet -level position?

Secretary of Defense

Secretary of State

Secretary of Education

Secretary of Labor

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what does judicial branch do?

Review laws

explain laws

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what is the highest courtin the US?

The Supreme Court

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How many justices are on the Supreme Court

9

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Who is the Chief Justice of the US

John Roberts