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  • 1. The Great Civics PowerPoint David Freeman Amendments General Knowledge
  • 2. What are the colors of our flag? The colors of our flag are red, , and blue.
  • 3. How many stars are there in our flag?
  • 4. What color are the stars on our flag?
  • 5. What do the stars on the flag mean? 50 states in the union The number has been changed with every addition, soon we might have 51 for Puerto Rico
  • 6. How many stripes are there in the flag?
  • 7. What color are the stripes? &
  • 8. What do the stripes on the flag mean? They represent The 13 Original Colonies
  • 9. What is the 4th of July? Celebration for America’s Independence
  • 10. Independence from whom?
  • 11. Who was the first President of the United States? George Washington
  • 12. Who is the President of the United States today? Barack Obama
  • 13. Who is the Vice-President of the United States today? Joe Biden
  • 14. Who elects the President of the United States? The Electoral College (duh)
  • 15. Who becomes the President of the United States if the President should die? Vice President, taking over is one of their two official jobs, the other being President of the Senate. Full list of succession
  • 16. For how long do we elect the President?
  • 17. What is the Constitution? (aka The Supreme Law) A document of the basic principles of American government, including basic rights and freedoms. The Preamble - Introduction to the Constitution • Written by Thomas Jefferson in 1778, but very strongly based off of works by John Locke
  • 18. What is an amendment? A change in the constitution • Currently there are 27 amendments • Nothing is ever deleted, all changes are added on Full list of amendments
  • 19. What are the three branches of our government?
  • 20. Legislative Branch Makes laws, treaties, determines budget, etc. Consists of Congress – the House of Reps and the Senate
  • 21. House of Representatives Senate Representatives from each state, based on population -The power to impeach -Focuses on budget 435 reps, but number can change 2 year terms, no max Each state gets 2 senators, no matter population -The power to appoint -Focuses on foreign affairs 100 senators always 6 year terms, no max
  • 22. Can you name the two senators from your state? John Boozman Mark Pryor Back to Branches
  • 23. Executive Branch Enforces the law Contains the President, his/her executive office, vice-president, the cabinet, and all of the Departments Back to Branches
  • 24. Judicial Branch Evaluates the law Contains the courts, ruled by the Supreme Court
  • 25. What are the duties of the Supreme Court? • • • • Declaring laws unconstitutional Ruling on federal cases Interpreting the meaning of the law Ruling how laws should be applied
  • 26. Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? John G. Roberts
  • 27. How many Supreme Court justices are there?
  • 28. Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death."? Patrick Henry
  • 29. Which countries were our enemies during World War II? Germany Japan Italy
  • 30. What are the 49th and 50th states of the Union? Hawaii Alaska
  • 31. What is the head executive of a state government called?
  • 32. What is the head executive of a city government called?
  • 33. What holiday was celebrated for the first time by American colonists? Giving thanks for the harvest 4th Thursday of November in US 2nd Monday of October in Canada
  • 34. What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence? All Men are Created Equal
  • 35. What is the national anthem of the United States? The Star Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key Written after seeing our flag still standing as opposed to Great Britain’s (showing that we kept control) after the bombardment of Ft. McHenry during the war of 1812
  • 36. What is the minimum voting age in the United States? Remember, voting is our MOST important right
  • 37. Who was President during the Civil War? Abraham Lincoln
  • 38. What special group advises the President? The Cabinet
  • 39. What Immigration and Naturalization Service form is used to apply to become a naturalized citizen?
  • 40. Where is the White House located? 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C.
  • 41. In what month is the new President inaugurated? Lame Duck Period: Time between when new President gets elected in Nov. and old President moves out in Jan. 20th Amendment
  • 42. 13 Original Colonies • Virginia • North Carolina • Massachusetts • South Carolina • New Hampshire • New Jersey • Maryland • New York • Connecticut • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island • Georgia (everyone forgets this one) • Delaware Back to General Knowledge
  • 43. List of Succession 1. Vice President 10. Secretary of Commerce 2. Speaker of the House 11. Secretary of Labor 3. President pro tempore of the Senate 12. Secretary of Health and Human Services 4. Secretary of State 13. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 5. Secretary of Treasury 6. Secretary of Defense 14. 15. Secretary of Transportation Secretary of Energy 7. Attorney General 16. Secretary of Education 8. Secretary of the Interior 17. Secretary of Veterans Affairs 9. Secretary of Agriculture 18. Secretary of Homeland Security Back to General Knowledge
  • 44. The Departments • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Department of Agriculture – farming, agriculture, and food Department of Commerce – improving living standards Department of Defense – security of country and deterring war Department of Education – promoting student achievement Department of Energy – advancing energy security Department of Health and Human Services – protecting health and providing essential human services Department of Homeland Security – preventing and disrupting terrorist attacks Department of Housing and Urban Development – policies and programs addressing housing needs Department of the Interior – wildlife and natural recourse preservation Department of Justice – defending the US’s interests according to the law Department of Labor – ensuring a strong workforce Department of State – foreign policy Department of Transportation – ensuring fast, safe, and efficient transportation Department of Treasury – promoting economic prosperity and soundness Department of Veterans Affairs – Benefits for veterans and their families Back to Executive Branch
  • 45. The Amendments Bill of Rights 1. Freedom of Religion, Assembly, Petition, Press, Opinion, and Speech 2. The freedom to bear arms 3. No military in your home except in war time. 4. No unreasonable searches 5. The right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself 6. The right to a speedy and public trial 7. The right to a jury trial in civil matters of $20 and over. 8. The right to fair fines and bail. No cruel and unusual punishment 9. Individual Rights. Rights that are not in the constitution are still rights given to citizens. 10. State Rights. Any right not given in the constitution is given to the states to legislate. Back to Title Page Back to “What is an Amendment?”
  • 46. The Amendments 11-20 11. You cannot sue another state except with permission by that state’s judicial system. 12. The electoral college must have two separate elections for president and vice president 13. Emancipation. All slaves are free. 14. Foreign born citizens can vote 15. All men get the right to vote – including ex-slaves 16. The Federal Income Tax is established 17. The people elect their own US senators 18. Alcohol is prohibited 19. Women get the right to vote 20. January 20th is the day that a new president takes office Back to Title Page Back to “What is an Amendment?”
  • 47. The Amendments 20-27 21. It is no longer illegal to drink Alcohol. The 18th amendment is struck down. 22. A president can only have 2 terms in office. 23. Washington DC can vote for the president 24. You may not charge people money so that they can register to vote. 25. Lays down the rules for who becomes president if the president dies/resigns etc. 26. You can vote at the age of 18. 27. Congressmen cannot vote to give themselves a raise in the same term. Back to Title Page Back to “What is an Amendment?”