US Citizenship Test - Washington State Variable

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According to the constitution, a person must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to become president. Name these requirements:: Must be a natural born citizen of the US, must be at least 35 years old by the time he/she will serve, must have lived in the united states for at least 14 years.


Name the thirteen original states.: Connecticut, new hampshire, new york, new jersey, massachusetts, pennsylvania, delaware, virginia, north carolina, south carolina, georgia, rhode island, and maryland.


What 2 bodies make up congress?: The senate and the house of representatives. What are the 2 major political parties in the US today?: Democratic and republican What are the 49th and 50th states of the union?: Alaska and Hawaii What are the duties of congress?: To make laws What are the duties of the supreme court?: to interpret laws What are the first 10 amendments to the constitution called?: the Bill of Rights What colony had the highest population during the constitutional convention?: Virginia What color are the stripes?: Red and white What country was our major ally in the revolutionary war?: France What did the emancipation proclamation do?: Freed many slaves in confederate states. What do the stripes on the flag stand for?: They represent the original 13 states What do we call a change to the constitution?: Amendments What does the legislature do?: The branch that writes laws What is popular sovereignty?: Government receives power from people and governs only with their consent. What is the basic belief of the declaration of independence?: That all men are created equal What is the capital city of Washington State?: Olympia What is the constitution?: The supreme law of the land What is the executive branch of our government?: The president, cabinet, and departments under the cabinet members What is the head executive of a city government called?: mayor What is the head executive of a state government called?: governor What is the introduction to the constitution called?: The Preamble What is the judiciary branch of our government?: The supreme court and lower federal courts What is the length of one presidential term?: 4 years What is the length of one term for an elected senator?: 6 years What is the length of one term for an elected US house representative?: 2 years What is the minimum voting age in the USA?: 18


From what country did the US get its independence?: England How is the number of senators determined?: 2 from each state. How many branches are there in our government?: 3 How many different presidencies have there been in the US?: 44 How many house seats are there in the Washington state legislature?: 98 How many official changes have been made to the constitution?: 27 How many representatives are there in our federal government?: 435 How many senate seats are there in the Washington state legislature?: 49 How many senators are there in our federal government?: 100 How many states are there in the USA?: 50 How many stripes are there in the flag?: 13 How many supreme court justices are there?: 9 How many times may a congressman be re-elected?: There is no limit How many times may a senator be re-elected?: There is no limit




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How many years can a president serve?: 10 In what month do we vote for the president?: November In what month is the new president inaugurated?: January In what year did Washington become a state?: 1889 In what year was Jamestown Colony established?: 1607 In what year was the constitution ratified?: 1788 In what year was the constitution written?: 1787 Name 3 rights or freedoms guaranteed by the bill of rights?: freedom of speech, religion and press.
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Name one benefit of being a citizen of the US.: Obtain federal government jobs, travel with a US passport, petition for close relatives to come to the US to live.


Name one right guaranteed by the first amendment.: Freedom of speech Name the branches of our federal government.: Legislative, executive and judiciary

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Name the senators from Washington State (2012): Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell


What is the most important right granted to US citizens?: The right to vote What is the name of the collection of essays written by alexander hamilton james madison and john jay who were supporters of the constitution?: The federalist


Who is the current governor of Washington (2012)?: Christine Gregoire Who is the most recent addition to the supreme court?: Elena Kagan Who is the president of the USA today?: Barack Obama Who is the speaker of the house of representatives?: John Bochner Who is the US secretary of state?: Hilary Clinton Who is the vice-president of the USA today?: Joe Biden Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"?: Patrick Henry Who selects the supreme court justices?: appointed by the president Who signs bills into law?: The president Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?: A civil rights leader Who was the first black person on the US supreme court?: Thurgood marshall Who was the first president of the USA?: George Washington Who was the main writer of the declaration of independence?: Thomas Jefferson Who was the major writer of the constitution?: James Madison Who was the president during the civil war?: Abraham Lincoln Who were our 5 most recent presidents before the current president?: George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter



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What is the term used for a system that divides power between a central government and several regional governments?: Federalism


What is the term used to describe a 2 house legislature?: Bicameral What is the US capitol building?: The place where congress meets What is the white house?: The presidents official home What kind of government does the US have?: Republican/Representative Democracy

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What special group advises the president?: The cabinet What supreme court case overturned "seperate but equal" policies?: Brown v. Topeka board of education What were the 13 original states of the USA called?: Colonies When was the declaration of independence adopted?: July 4, 1776 Where does freedom of speech come from?: The bill of rights Which countries were our three main enemies during world war II?: Germany, Italy and Japan Which president is called the "Father of our country"?: George Washington Which president served 2 non-consecutive terms?: Grover Cleveland












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Who wrote the star-spangled banner?: Francis Scott Key Whose rights are guaranteed by the constitution and the bill of rights?: Everyone (Citizens and non-citizens living in the US)


Which state has the most representation in congress?: California Who are the independents in the US senate?: Bernie Sanders and Joe Lieberman



Why did the pilgrims come to america?: for religious freedom


Who becomes president of the USA if the president and the vice-president should die?: Speaker of the House of Representatives


Who becomes president of the USA if the president should die?: Vice president Who can introduce a law in congress?: A member of congress Who elects congress?: The people Who elects the president of the USA?: The electoral college Who has the power to declare war?: Congress Who is St. Louis Park's mayor?: Jeff Jacobs Who is the chief justice of the supreme court?: John Roberts Who is the commander in chief of the US military?: The president


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