Where in the Constitution are rights to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom to assemble found?
The first amendment
They aren't in the Constitution
The first two amendments
Amendments 1 through 4
Which were the first two political parties in the U.S.?
The Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans
The Democrats and the Republicans
The Federalists and the Anti-Federalists
The Libertarians and the Green Party
Which of the Colonists' complaints was the biggest contributor to the American Revolution?
The tyrannical king
No representation in Parliament
Which philosopher's work most influenced the Founding Father's ideas about government?
Which ancient civilization's government is the American government most similar to?
Which Native American tribe greeted and helped the Pilgrims when they first arrived?
What are concurrent powers?
Powers shared by the federal and state governments
Powers shared between municipalities
Powers shared by more than one branch of the federal government
The powers of two different government jobs held by one person
Who was the only president who did not belong to a political party?
Who was the first president to be a natural born citizen of the U.S.?
Rutherford B. Hayes
Martin Van Buren
Who elects the U.S. president?
The Electoral College
The citizens of the U.S.
Adult citizens of the U.S.
In which part of the bicameral legislature is representation linked to population?
How many votes are needed to break a filibuster in the Senate?
If a Senate vote is tied, what happens?
The president casts the tie breaking vote
The Vice President casts the tie breaking vote
The bill is defeated
The Speaker of the House casts the tie breaking vote
Who controls the federal budget?
Tom, from Accounting
What is a strict constructionist?
Somebody who believes in stringent building codes
Somebody who believes that the Constitution should be interpreted according to modern understandings
Somebody who believes that the Constitution's amendments are invalid
Somebody who believes the Constitution should be interpreted narrowly and literally, in accordance with the Founders' understandings
What are the three equal, independent branches of the American government?
Executive, Legislative, Judicial
Executive, Legislative, Congressional
Security, Legislative, Judicial
President, Congress, Police
What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution collectively known as?
The Freedom Amendments
The Articles of Confederation
The Bill of Rights
What did Paul Revere yell during his famous ride?
"The British are coming!"
"Give me liberty of give me death!"
"The King's men are coming!"
Who was the first president to live in the White House?
Where did the Pilgrims land?
The area that would become Jamestown
What does the Juneteenth holiday celebrate?
The end of slavery in the U.S.
The start of the Civil Rights movement
The first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation
The end of the Civil War
How many presidents have died on the fourth of July?
What was Uncle Sam's real name?
He's a made-up character
What was the first city in America?
When did America make Christmas a holiday?
Where was the first capital of the United States located?
What was Christopher Columbus trying to find?
Proof that the world is round
A shortcut to India
Who was the first European to discover America?
When was the Declaration of Independence signed?
July 4, 1776
August 2nd, 1776
July 4, 1777
September 3, 1776
Who was the first American president?
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