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What is the legislative branch of our Government?
Congress
For how long do we elect member of the House of Representatives?
2 years
Who is the head of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government?
The President
For how long is the President elected?
4 years
What is the highest part of the Judiciary Branch of our Government?
The Supreme Court
What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?
Great Britain
Who was the first president of the United States?
George Washington
Who is Commander-in-Chief of the United States military?
The President
Name one right or freedom guaranteed by first amendment.
freedom of religion, of speech, or the press, of assembly, and to petition the Government
Name the amendments that guarantee or address voting rights.
The 15th, 19th, 24th, 26th amendments
In what year was the Constitution written?
1787
What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?
The Bill of Rights
Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
All people living in the United States
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 official home?
The White House
Who is the President of the United States today?
Barack Obama
Who is the Vice President of the United States today?
Joe Biden
Who elects the President of the United States?
The Electoral College
Who becomes President if the President dies?
The Vice President
What is the Constitution?
The supreme law of the land
What do we call changes to the Constitution?
Amendments
How many changes, or amendments, are there to the Constitution?
27
What are the three branches of our government?
Executive, Judicial, Legislative
What do the stars on the flag mean?
one for each state
How many stars are there on our flag?
50
What color are the stars on our flag?
White
What are the colors of our flag?
Red, White, Blue
How many stripes are there on our flag?
13
What do the stripes on the flag represent?
The first 13 states
What colors are the stripes on our flag?
Red and white
How many states are there in the United States Union?
50
What do we celebrate on the 4th of July?
Independence Day
Independence day celebrates independence from whom?
Great Britain
What is the Supreme law of the United States?
The Constitution
What is the United States Capitol?
Place where Congress meets
How many branches are there in the United States government?
3
What is the Bill of Rights?
The first 10 amendments to the constitution
What is the capital of New York state?
Albany
Where is the White House located?
Washington, DC
What was the 49th state added to our United States Union?
Alaska
How many full terms can a President serve?
Two
How many Supreme Court Justices are there?
9
Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
To gain religious freedom
What is the executive of a state government called?
The Governor
What is the head executive of a city government called?
The mayor
What holiday was celebrated for the first time by American colonists?
Thanksgiving
Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
What are some of the basic beliefs of the Declaration of Independence?
All men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
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