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History & Civics Quiz
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(Last Updated October 1, 2003)
was the source of the following phrase: "Government of the people,
by the people, for the people?"
speech: "I Have a Dream"
is the main reason the Pilgrims and Puritans came to America?
practice their religion freely
make more money and live a better life
build a democratic government
expand the lands controlled by the king of England
people opposed ratification of the Constitution without a bill
of rights because they...
afraid the states would be too powerful without a bill of rights
that a bill of rights would strengthen the President's power
not want the national government to have an army
that the new national government would deny people their rights
document that contains the basic rules used to run the United
States government is...
Declaration of Independence
is the purpose of the Bill of Rights?
say how much Americans should pay in taxes
protect freedoms like freedom of speech
describe the jobs of the President and Congress
make Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States
is widely considered to be the "Father of the Constitution?"
is the President's role in making laws?
President can rewrite some parts of the Constitution
President can declare laws unconstitutional
President can sign congressional bills into law
President can remove members of Congress from office
are the three parts of the federal (national) government of the
Democrat and Independent
executive and judicial
state and federal
national and international
to the Constitution, a person must meet certain requirements in
order to be eligible to become president. Name one of these requirements.
be at least 34 years of age
have voted in the last three federal elections
have lived in the United States for at least 14 years
be a member of a major political party
many Representatives are there in Congress?
declared independence from what country during the Revolutionary
many amendments are there to the Constitution?
finally, for the 13th question what is the significance
of the number 13 in U.S. History?
is the official "lucky" number
were 13 Founding Fathers
original 13 colonies
are 13 amendments in the Bill of Rights
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