Each question in this quiz is timed.
<p>Who was the president during the Great Depresion and World War II?</p>
<p>Who was the President during World War I</p>
<p>Jonh Andrew Boehner</p>
<p>Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?</p>
<p>World War I</p>
<p>World War II</p>
<p>Name ONE war fought by the United States in the 1900's</p>
World War I
<p>What movement tried to end racial discrimination?</p>
<p>The civil rights movement</p>
<p>The Civil War</p>
<p>Name TWO wars fought by the United States in the 1800's</p>
<p>Mexican-American War<br>and the Civil War</p>
<p>World War I and World War II</p>
<p>What did Susan B. Anthony do?</p>
<p>Freed the slaves</p>
<p>She fought for Civil Rights</p>
<p>She was a U.S. Diplomat</p>
<p>she represented all the people of her state</p>
<p>What is the name of the national anthem?</p>
<p>The Spangled-Star Banner</p>
<p>The Star-Banner Spangled</p>
<p>The Star-Spangled Banner</p>
<p>The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name ONE of the writers</p>
What is the supreme law of the land?
The Supreme Court
What does the Constitution do?
Fight for the civil rights
Protects basic rights of Americans
Protects the government
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
We The People
In God we Trust
Life, Liberty, Happiness
What is an amendment?
A change or addition to the Constitution
Is the bill of rights
Is the rights of speech
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
The Emancipation Proclamtion
The Bill of Rights
The Civil Rights
What is ONE right or freedom from the First Amendment?
Pursuit of happiness
Freedom of Speech
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
Freed the slaves
Declared the civil rights
Declared our independence
What are TWO rights in the Declaration of Independence?
Life and Liberty
Religion and assembly
Speech and Freedom
What is freedom of religion?
Everyone most follow a religion
You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion
You have the right to choose a religion
What is the economic system in the United States?
What is the "rule of the law"
The constitution is the law
Everyone must follow the law
The congress makes the law
Name ONE branch or part of the government?
The House of Representatives
What stops ONE branch of government from becoming too powerful?
The judicial branch
Check and balances
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Who makes federal laws?
What are the TWO parts of the U.S. Congress?
Senate and the House of Representatives
The executive and legislative
The President and Vice President
How many U.S. Senators are there?
Twenty Seven (27)
Fifty Two (52)
One Hundred (100)
We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
Four (4) years
Six (6) years
Two (2) years
Who is ONE of your state's U.S. Senators now?
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
Sixty Two (62)
Four Hundred Thirty-five (435)
We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
Name your U.S. Representative
Jose E. Serrano
Who does a U.S. Senator represent?
All the people from the United States
All the people from the state
Why do some states have more representatives than other states?
Because of the area of the state
Because some states have more people
Because of the law of the state
We elect a president for how many years?
In what month do we vote for president?
What is the name of the president of the United States now?
What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?
Joseph R. Biden Jr.
John G. Roberts Jr.
If the president can no longer serve, who becomes president?
The Speaker of the House
The Vice President
If both the president and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes president?
The Secretary of State
The Speaker of the House of the Representatives
Who is the commander in chief of the military ?
Who signs bills to become laws?
Who vetoes bills?
What does the president's Cabinet do?
Takes decisions for the President
Review the laws
Advices the President
What are TWO cabinet level- positions?
Democratic and Republican
The congress and the senate
Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Education
What does the judicial branch do?
Reviews and explains the laws
Advises the President
Makes the laws
What is the highest court in the United States?
John G. Roberts
The Supreme Court
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Under the constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is ONE power of the federal government?
To Print money
Under the constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is ONE power of the states?
Create an army
Elect a president
Who is the governor of your state now?
Bill De Blasio
What is the capital of your state?
New York City
What are TWO major political parties in the United States?
Tea party and Independent
Rent is Too Damn High Party and The Pirate Party
What is the political party of the President now?
What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?
There are four amendments to the constitution about who can vote. Describe ONE of them.
Everybody in the United States can vote
You have to pay (a poll tax) to vote
Citizens eighteen and older (can vote)
What is ONE responsibility that is only for the United States citizens?
The right to bear arms
Freedom of assembly
Serve on a jury
Name ONE right only for United States citizens?
Vote in a federal election
Give up loyalty to others countries
What are TWO rights of everyone living in the United States?
Freedom of expression and assembly
Vote in a federal election and serve on a jury,
What is ONE promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
To vote in a election
Obey the laws of the United States
Join a political party
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
Twenty (20) and older
Eighteen (18) and older
What are TWO ways Americans can participate in their democracy?
Vote and Join a political party
Serve in the U.S. Military and obey the laws of the United States
When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
When must all men register for the selective service?
At age of eighteen (18) only
At age of twenty (20)
Between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26)
What is ONE reason colonist came to America?
To serve in the U.S. Military
To support the constitution
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
Why did the colonist fight the British?
Because of religious freedom
Because of freedom of speech
Because of high taxes (taxation without representation)
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
April 15 ,1844
December 7, 1787
July 4, 1776
There were 13 original states. Name THREE
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico
Oregon, Seattle and California
What happened at constitutional convention?
The Founding Fathers wrote the constitution
The federalist papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution
The independence was declared
When was the constitution written?
What is ONE thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
Wrote the constitution
Wrote the Declaration of Independence
U.S. Diplomat and oldest member of the Constitutional Convention
Who is the "Father of Our Country"?
Who was the first President?
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
Name the U.S. War between the North and the South
The Civil War
Name ONE problem that led to the Civil War.
Because they didn't have self-government
What was ONE important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
Freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
Declared the Independence
Adopted the constitution
Who did the United States fight in World War II?
France, Russia and Korea
Japan, Germany and Italy
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?
Defend the constitution
Fought for civil rights
Led the Civil War
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in United States?
The Cold War
Terrorists attacked the United States
North Korea declared war to United States
Name ONE American Indian tribe in the United States?
Name ONE of the two longest rivers in the United States?
What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?
What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
Name ONE U.S. territory.
Isle of Man
Name ONE state that borders Canada.
Name ONE state that borders Mexico.
What is the capital of the United States?
Where is the Statue of Liberty?
New York Harbor
Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
Because of the 13 fallen heroes
Because of the 13 constitutional founding fathers
Because there were 13 original colonies
Why does the flag have 50 stars?
Because there are 50 colonies
Because there is one star for each state
Because of the 50 iconic American heroes
When do we celebrate Independence Day?
Name TWO national U.S. Holidays
St. Patrick's day and Halloween
Constitution's day and Pearl Harbor Remembrance day
Labor Day and Thanksgiving
What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
The United States and the flag
The National Anthem