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The colors of the flag of the United States.

Red, White, & Blue

The number of stars on the flag of the United States.

50

The color of the stars on the flag of the United States.

White

The stars on the flag of the United States represent these.

The States.

The number of stripes on the flag of the United States.

13

The color of the stripes on the flag of the United States.

Red & White

The stripes on the flag of the United States represent these.

The original 13 colonies.

The number of States in the United States of America.

50

The reason the United States celebrates the 4th of July.

It's the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776.

The date of Independence Day.

July 4th.

Who the United States declared independence from.

Great Britain

The country the United States fought during the Revolutionary War.

Great Britain

First President of the United States.

George Washington

Current President of the United States.

Barack Obama

Current Vice President of the United States.

Joe Biden

Who elects the President of the United States.

The Electoral College

Person who becomes President if the current President dies.

Vice President

Presidential Term

4 years

Document outline the the form and function of the national government in the United States.

Constitution

Change to the Constitution.

Amendment

Can the Constitution be changed?

Yes

The number of Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

27

Number of branches in the government of the United States.

3

The branches of the government of the United States.

Legislative, Executive, & Judicial

Branch of government in the United States responsible for making laws.

Legislative

Body that makes laws in the United States.

Congress

Duties of Congress

Make laws, declare war, approve treaties, approve presidential appointments, impeachment.

Who elects Congress.

The people of the individual States and districts.

Number of Senators in Congress

100

Two current Senators from Colorado.

Michael Bennett & Cory Gardner

Senatorial term of office.

6 years

Number of Representatives in Congress.

435

Term of office for Representatives.

2 years

Number of Representatives for the State of Colorado.

7

Branch of government in the United States responsible for enforcing laws.

Executive

Branch of government in the United States responsible for interpreting laws.

Judicial

Duties of the Supreme Court.

Decide on Constitutionality of laws, decide cases between States, decide cases between the U.S. and citizens of foreign nations.

Supreme Law of the United States.

Constitution

First 10 Amendments to the Constitution.

Bill of Rights

Capital of Colorado

Denver

Current Governor of Colorado.

John Hickenlooper

Person who becomes President of the U.S. if both the President and Vice-President die.

Speaker of the House

Current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

John Roberts

The Thirteen original States.

Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Jersey, Rhode Island.

"Give me liberty or give me death!"

Patrick Henry

Enemies of the U.S. during WWII.

Japan, Germany, Italy

49th & 50th States.

Alaska & Hawaii

Number of terms a President can serve.

2

Peaceful leader of the Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Head of local government in Colorado.

Mayor

Requirements to become President of the United States.

35 years old or older, natural born citizen of the United States, lived in the U.S for at least 14 years.

Number of Senators each State has.

2

Person who selects Supreme Court Justices.

President

Number of Supreme Court Justices.

9

Reason the pilgrims came to the United States.

Religious freedom

Head executive of a State.

Governor

Holiday celebrated for the first time by American Colonists.

Thanksgiving

Main writer of the Declaration of Independence.

Thomas Jefferson

Year Declaration of Independence was adopted.

1776

Basic belief of the Declaration of Independence.

All men are created equal.

National anthem of the United States.

Star Spangled Banner

Author of the Star Spangled Banner.

Francis Scott Key

Guarantees freedom of Speech.

1st Amendment

Minimum voting age in the U.S.

18

Signs bills into laws

President

Highest court in the United States.

Supreme Court

President of the U.S. during the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln

Freed all slaves in States at war with the U.S.

Emancipation Proclamation

Advisers to the President.

Cabinet

President called "Father of our Country"

George Washington

Name of the ship that brought pilgrims to America.

Mayflower

Original designation of the first 13 States.

Colonies

Rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

Speech, press, religion, expression, to bear arms, fair and speedy trial, freedom from cruel and unusual punishments, freedom against unlawful searches and seizures, right to not incriminate yourself.

Body who has right to declare war.

Congress

Type of government in the U.S.

Representative Democracy

President responsible for ending slaver in the U.S.

Lincoln

Year the Constitution was written.

1787

Purpose of the United Nation.

Keep peace.

Where Congress meets.

Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Introduction to the Constitution.

Preamble

Capital of the United States.

Washington, D.C.

Home of the President and Headquarters of the Executive Branch.

White House

Location of the White House.

1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.

Commander in Chief of the U.S. military.

President

Month we vote for the President.

November

Number of times a Senator can be re-elected

Infinity

Number of times a Representative can be re-elected.

Infinity

Two major political parties in the U.S.

Republican and Democrat

Term of office for a Supreme Court Justice

Life or until they decide to retire.

Annual speech given by the President.

State of the Union

Inauguration Day

January 20

President of the Senate.

Vice President

Title of person in charge of the House of Representatives.

Speaker of the House.

House with the power to impeach.

House of Representatives.

House with the power to try impeachments.

Senate

House where money bills start.

House of Representatives

House with approval power.

Senate

Requirements to be a Senator.

30 years old or older, resident of the State elected from, U.S. citizen for at least 9 years.

Requirements to be a Representative.

25 years old of older, resident of the district elected from, U.S. citizen for at least 7 years.

Number of electoral votes.

538

Number of electoral votes needed to win.

270

Six States with the largest number of electoral votes.

California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, & Illinois.

Total number of electoral votes in six States with the most electors.

191

Governing document prior to the Constitution.

Articles of Confederation.

Branch of government outlined in Article 1 of the Constitution.

Legislative

Branch of government outlined in Article 2 of the Constitution.

Executive

Branch of government outlined in Article 3 of the Constitution.

Judicial

Only amendment to the U.S. Constitution to be repealed.

18th

Civil War Amendments.

13, 14, 15

Amendment giving women the right to vote.

19

Amendment that took over 200 years to ratify.

27

Requirements for an Amendment to the Constitution.

Approval by 2/3 of Congress and 3/4 of States.

What D.C. stands for.

District of Columbia.

Type of election used for President.

Indirect

Type of election used for all other government offices.

Direct

Election system where the winner of the popular vote gets all of a State's electoral votes.

Winner-take-all