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History and civics questions

Here are several of the questions taken from the list of 100 questions. You may look for the answer to the question or the question to the answer in the flashcard, matching and concentration games. Look for single words, concepts or short phrases in the word search activity.

Who discovered America?Christopher Columbus
In what year did Christopher Columbus discover America?1492
What colors are the stripes on the flag of the United States?red and white
How many branches are there in the government of the United States?three
Which branch of the U.S. government writes the laws?legislative
Which branch interprets the laws of the U.S. government?judicial
Who was the first president of the Union?George Washington
Who is the president now?Bill Clinton
What is a change to the Constitution called?amendment
How many stars are on the American flag?fifty
How many stripes on the American flag?thirteen
Each stripe represents what on the American flag?colony
What is the capital of the United States?Washington, D.C.
What is the highest law of the land?the U.S. Constitution
Who is the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?Thomas Jefferson
What is the name of the introduction, or beginning of the Constitution?preamble
What is the name of the first ten amendments?Bill of Rights
What is the legislative branch of our government?Congress
What special group of 14 people advises the president?Cabinet
What is the Judiciary Branch of our Government?Supreme Court
What color are the stars on our flag?white
What do the stars mean on the flag mean?one star for each state
How many states are there in the union?fifty
What is the 4th of July?Independence Day
What is the date of Independence Day?July 4th
From whom did the US win independence?England
Who is the Vice-President of the U.S. today?Al Gore
Who elects the president of the U.S.?Electoral College
Who becomes president of the U.S. if the president should die?Vice President
For how long do we elect the president?four years
How many branches are there in our government?three
Who elects Congress?citizens
How many senators are there in congress?100
Name one senator from the state of California.Senator Barbara Boxer
Name another senator of California.Senator Diane Feinstien
For how long do we elect each senator?six years
How many representatives are there in Congress?435
For how long do we elect the representatives?2 years
What are the duties of the supreme court?interpret laws
What is the supreme law of the United States?Constitution
What is the Capital of California?Sacramento
Who is the current governor of California?Governor Gray Davis
Who is the chief justice of the Supreme Court?William Rehnquist
How many terms can a president serve?two
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?Civil Rights Leader
Who is the head of local (city) government?mayor
Who selects the Supreme Court Justices?appointed by the President
How many supreme court justices are there?nine
What holiday was celebrated for the first time by the American colonists?Thanksgiving
What is the minimum voting age in the U.S.?eighteen
Why did the pilgrims come to America?religious freedom
What is the head executive of a state government called?governor
What is the head executive of a city government called?mayor
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?July 4, 1776
What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?All men are created equal.
What is the national anthem of the United States?Star Spangled Banner.
Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?Francis Scott Key
Where does freedom of speech come from?Bill of Rights
What is the minimum voting age in the United States?eighteen years old
Who signs bills into law?President
What is the highest court in the United States?Supreme Court
Who was the President during the Civil War?Abraham Lincoln
What did the emancipation proclamation do?Freed the slaves
Which President is called the "Father of our country?"George Washington
What INS service form is used to apply to become a naturalized citizen?Form N-400
Who helped the pilgrims in America?Native Americans
What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?Mayflower
What were the 13 original states of the U.S. called?colonies
Who has the power to declare war?Congress
What kind of government does the U.S. have?Republic
In what year was the Constitution written?1787
What are the 1st ten ammendments of the U.S. Constitution called?Bill of Rights
What is the building called where the Congress meets?Capitol
The most important right granted to U.S. citizens is the right to __________ .Vote
What is the name of the President's official home?The White House
In what month do we vote for the President?November
In what month is a new president inaugurated?January

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