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  • 1. Citizenship Class Gaby Rinkerman, Director, Community Technology Center
  • 2. What are the colors of our flag?
    • They are….
    • You are right!
    • They are red, white and blue
  • 3. What do the stars on the flag mean?
    • They mean…
    • Yes!
    • One for each state
  • 4. How many stars are there on our flag?
    • There are…
    • Yes!
      • There are fifty (50) stars.
  • 5. What colors are the stars on our flag?
    • They are…
    • Yes!
      • The stars on our flag are white .
  • 6. How many stripes are there on our flag?
    • There are…
    • Yes!
      • There are thirteen (13) stripes on our flag.
  • 7. What do the stripes on our flag represent?
    • They represent…
    • Yes!
      • The first 13 states.
  • 8. What colors are the stripes on our flag?
    • They stripes on our flag are…
    • Yes!
    • red and white
  • 9. How many states are there in the U.S.?
    • There are…
    • Yes!
    • 50 states
  • 10. What do we celebrate on the 4 th of July?
    • We celebrate…
    • Yes!
    • Independence Day
  • 11. Independence from whom?
    • From…
    • Yes!
    • Great Britain
  • 12. What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?
    • We fought…
    • Yes!
    • Great Britain
  • 13. Who was the 1 st President of the U.S.?
    • It was…
    • Yes!
    • George Washington.
  • 14. Who is the President of the U.S. today?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
    • George W. Bush
  • 15. Who is the Vice-President of the U.S. today?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
    • Dick Cheney.
  • 16. Who elects the President of the U.S.?
    • The…
    • Yes!
    • The Electoral College
  • 17. Who becomes President if the President dies?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • The Vice-President
  • 18. What is the Constitution?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
      • The Supreme Law of the Land.
  • 19. What do we call changes to the Constitution?
    • We call them…
    • Yes!
      • The Amendments.
  • 20. How many changes (Amendments)are there to the Constitution?
    • There are…
    • Yes!
      • 27 Amendments
  • 21. What are the three branches of our Government?
    • They are…
    • Yes!
      • Executive, Legislative and Judicial.
  • 22. What is the legislative branch of our Government?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
      • The Congress
  • 23. What makes up Congress?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • Senate and the House of Representatives
  • 24. What makes the federal laws of the U.S.?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • Congress
  • 25. Who elects the Congress?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • The citizens of the United States.
  • 26. How many senators are there in Congress?
    • There are…
    • Yes!
    • 100 senators. (2 from each state)
  • 27. For how long do we elect each senator?
    • for…
    • Yes!
    • 6 years.
  • 28. Name the two senators from New Jersey
    • They are…
    • Yes!
    • Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
    • Senator Robert Menendez
  • 29. How many voting members are in the House of Representatives?
    • There are…
    • Yes!
    • 435 voting members in the House
  • 30. For how long do we elect each member of the House of Representatives?
    • For…
    • Yes!
    • 2 years.
  • 31. Who is the head of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
    • The President
  • 32. For how long is the President elected?
    • He is elected for…
    • Yes!
    • 4 years.
  • 33. What is the highest part of the Judiciary Branch of our Government?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
    • The Supreme Court
  • 34. What are the duties of the Supreme Court?
    • They are…
    • Yes!
    • To interpret and explain the laws.
  • 35. What is the supreme law of the U.S.?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
    • The Constitution
  • 36. What is the Bill of Rights?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
    • the first 10 amendments to the Constitution
  • 37. What is capital of New Jersey?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
    • Trenton
  • 38. Who is the Governor of New Jersey?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
    • John Corzine.
  • 39. Who becomes president if both the President and the Vice president die?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
    • The Speaker of the House.
  • 40. Who is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
    • John G. Roberts, Jr.
  • 41. What were the original 13 states?
    • They were…
    • Yes!
    • Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Georgia
  • 42. Who said “Give me liberty or give me death”?
    • It was…
    • Yes!
    • Patrick Henry
  • 43. Name some countries that were our enemies during World War II:
    • They were…
    • Yes!
    • Germany, Italy and Japan
  • 44. What was the 49 th state added to our Union?
    • It was…
    • Yes!
    • Alaska
  • 45. How many full terms can a President serve?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
    • 2 full terms.
  • 46. Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
    • He was…
    • Yes!
    • a civil rights leader
  • 47. What are some of the requirements to be eligible to become President?
    • They are…
    • Yes!
      • B e a native-born (not naturalized) citizen
      • Be at least 35 years old.
      • Have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years.
  • 48. Why are there 100 Senators in the United States Senate?
    • Because…
    • Yes!
      • Each state elects two senators.
  • 49. Who nominates judges for the Supreme Court?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • The president nominates judges for the Supreme Court.
  • 50. How many Supreme Court Justices are there?
    • There are…
    • Yes!
      • 9 Supreme Court Justices
  • 51. Why did the Pilgrims came to America?
    • To…
    • Yes!
      • Gain freedom of religion
  • 52. What is the Executive of a state government called?
    • It’s called…
    • Yes!
      • The Governor.
  • 53. What is the Executive of a city government called?
    • It’s called…
    • Yes!
      • The Mayor.
  • 54. What holiday was celebrated for the first time by American Colonists?
    • It was…
    • Yes!
      • Thanksgiving
  • 55. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?
    • It was…
    • Yes!
      • Thomas Jefferson
  • 56. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
    • It was…
    • Yes!
      • July 4, 1776
  • 57. What are some of the basic beliefs of the Declaration of Independence?
    • They are …
    • Yes!
      • That all men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
  • 58. What is the National Anthem of the U.S.?
    • It is …
    • Yes!
      • The Star-Spangled Banner
  • 59. Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?
    • It was written by …
    • Yes!
      • Francis Scott Key
  • 60. What is the minimum voting age in the U.S.?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
      • 18 years old
  • 61. Who signs bills into laws?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
      • The President
  • 62. What is the highest court in the U.S.?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
      • The Supreme Court
  • 63. Who was president during the Civil War?
    • It was…
    • Yes!
      • Abraham Lincoln
  • 64. What did the “Emancipation Proclamation” do?
    • It…
    • Yes!
      • Freed the slaves
  • 65. What special group advises the President?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
      • The Cabinet
  • 66. Which President is called “the Father of our Country”?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
      • George Washington
  • 67. Which President was the first Comander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army and Navy?
    • It was…
    • Yes!
      • George Washington
  • 68. What was the 50 th state to be added to our Union?
    • It was…
    • Yes!
      • Hawaii
  • 69. Who helped the Pilgrims in America?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • The American Indians /Native Americans
  • 70. What was the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • The Mayflower
  • 71. What were the 13 original states of the U.S. called before they were states?
    • They were called…
    • Yes!
      • Colonies
  • 72. What group has the power to declare war?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • Congress
  • 73. Name the Amendments that guarantee or address voting rights?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • The 15 th , 19 th , 24 th and 26 th .
  • 74. In what year was the Constitution written?
    • The year was…
    • Yes!
      • 1787.
  • 75. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called?
    • They are called…
    • Yes!
      • The Bill of Rights
  • 76. Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
    • The rights of…
    • Yes!
      • All people living in the United States
  • 77. What is the introduction to the Constitution called?
    • It is called the…
    • Yes!
      • The Preamble
  • 78. Who meets in the U.S. Capitol building?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • Congress
  • 79. What is the name of the President’s official home?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
      • The White House
  • 80. Where is the White House?
    • It is in…
    • Yes!
      • Washington DC
  • 81. Name one right or freedom guarantee by the first amendment:
    • It is…
    • Yes!
      • The right of freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, of assembly, and to petition the Government
  • 82. Who if Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Military?
    • It is…
    • Yes!
      • The President
  • 83. In what month do we vote for President?
    • In…
    • Yes!
      • November
  • 84. In what month is the new President inaugurated?
    • In…
    • Yes!
      • January
  • 85. How many times may a Senator or Congressman be re-elected?
    • Yes!
      • There is no limit!
  • 86. What are the two major political parties in the U.S. today?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • The Democratic and Republican Parties
  • 87. What is the executive branch of our Government?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • The President, the Cabinet, and departments under the Cabinet members
  • 88. Where does “freedom of speech” come from?
    • The…
    • Yes!
      • The Bill of Rights
  • 89. What U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form is used to apply for naturalized citizenship?
    • Form…
    • Yes!
      • Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization)
  • 90. What kind of government does the U.S. have?
    • A…
    • Yes!
      • Republic
  • 91. Name one of the purposes of the United Nations
    • For…
    • Yes!
      • For countries to discuss and try to resolve world problems or to provide economic aid to many countries
  • 92. Name one of the benefits of being a citizen of the U.S.
    • To…
    • Yes!
      • Obtain Federal Government jobs, to travel with a U.S. passport, or to petition for close relatives to come to the U.S. to live.
  • 93. Can the Constitution be changed?
    • Yes!
      • Yes, the Constitution can be changed.
  • 94. What is the most important right granted to U.S. Citizens?
    • The right to…
    • Yes!
      • vote
  • 95. What is the White House?
    • It’s the…
    • Yes!
      • President’s official home
  • 96. What is the United States Capitol?
    • It’s the…
    • Yes!
      • Place where Congress meets.
  • 97. How many branches are there in the U.S. Government?
    • There are…
    • Yes!
      • 3 branches
  • 98. GREAT! You did it!
    • GOOD JOB!