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What is the supreme law of the land?
The Constitution.
What does the constitution do?
Sets up the government Defines the government Protects basic rights of Americans.
What are the first 3 words of the Constitution?
We the people.
What is an amendment?
a change (to the constitution) an addition (to the constitution)
What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?
The bill of rights.
What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government.
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
27
What did the declaration of independence do?
Announced and declared our independence from Great Britain, said US is free.
What are 2 rights in the declaration of independence?
Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness.
What is the freedom of religion?
You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.
What is the economic system in the US?
Capitalist economy. Market economy.
What is the rule of law?
Everyone must follow the law. Leaders must obey the law. Government must obey the law. No one is above the law.
Name one branch or part of the government?
Congress, legislative, president, executive, the courts, judicial.
What stops one branch of government from being too powerful?
Checks and balances, separation of powers.
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
The President.
Who makes federal laws?
Congress, Senate and House, US or natl. legislature.
What are the 2 parts of the US congress?
The senate and house of representatives.
How many US senators are there?
100
We elect a US senator for how many years?
6
who is one of NJ senators now?
Frank Lautenberg Robert Mendez
The house of representatives has how many voting members?
435
We elect a US representative for how many years?
2
Who is my US representative?
Albio Sires
Who does a US senator represent?
All people of the state.
Why do some states have more representatives than other?
Because of states population.
We elect a president for how many years?
4
In what month do we vote for the president?
November
What is the name of the president of US now?
Barack Obama
What is the name of the vice president of the US?
Joseph Robinette Bidden
If the president can no longer serve who becomes the president?
The vice president.
Who is the commander in chief of the military?
The president.
Who signs bills to become laws?
The president.
Who vetoes bills?
The president.
What are 2 cabinet-level positions?
Secretary of Defense and Homeland security.
What does the judicial branch do?
Reviews laws, explains laws, resolves disputes, decides if a law goes against the constitution.
What is the highest court in the US?
The supreme court.
How many justices are on the supreme court?
9
Who is the chief justice of the US now?
John G. Roberts, Jr.
What is one power of federal government?
To print money, to declare a war, to create an army, to make treaties.
What is one power of the states?
Provide schooling and education, protection - police, safety - fire departments, give a driver license, approve zoning and land use.
Who is the governor of NJ?
Jon S. Corzine.
What is the capitol of NJ?
Trenton.
What are the 2 major political parties of the US?
Democratic and republican.
What is the political party of the president now?
Democratic.
Who is the speaker of the house of the representatives?
Nancy Pelosi.
What is one responsibility only for US citizens?
Serve in a jury, Vote in the federal election.
Name one right only for US citizens.
Vote in federal election, Run for federal office.
What are 2 rights of anyone living in US?
Freedom of expression, speech, assembly, petition the government, worship, bear arms.
What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
The US and the flag.
What is one promise you make when you become a US citizen?
Give up loyalty of other countries, Obey the laws of US, defend the constitution and laws of the US.
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