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Took the sample US Test....

 

What are the two major political parties in the United States? Correct Answer: Democrats, and Republicans. However registered Independents will soon outnumber registered Republicans. Will they change this question?

 

How many amendments does the Constitution have? 27 (see below)

 

What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment? Speech

 

What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803? Louisiana

 

What is one reason colonists came to America? Correct answer: Colonists came to America because they wanted political liberty. They wanted religious freedom and economic opportunity. However, (if you are of non-anglo descent), applying for asylum in the US due to religious freedom and economic opportunity is highly, highly discouraged.

 

What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance? The Pledge of Allegiance is a promise to be loyal to the United States. This is not to be confused with the oath of office that government officials routinely ignore. This ritual almost exclusively occurs in classrooms attended by small children, and rarely occurs in the boardrooms of major corporations. In some cases, singing the National Anthem is considered a condition of employment.

 

What happened at the Constitutional Convention? The Constitution was written at the Constitutional Convention. They talked about how to design the government.

 

The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay wrote the Federalist Papers.

 

What is an amendment? An amendment is a change to the Constitution. Amendments to the Constitution allow the government to grow and change, too. The Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote. The last Amendment passed was the 27th Amendment in 1992. James Madison introduced this Amendment in 1789, and congress passes legislation soon thereafter. It took 208 years for the 27th Amendment to get ratified. For those 208 years, Congress had the unfettered ability to give themselves unlimited pay raises without restriction.

 

What does the judicial branch do? The judicial branch reviews laws and explains laws. It resolves disagreements, like the 2000 Presidential Election, Citizens United, and Roe v. Wade. Members of the Judicial Branch should be apolitical.

 

What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen? The final step is an Oath of Allegiance. You promise to be loyal to the United States and give up loyalty to other countries. You promise to serve the United States when the government needs your help, unless bone spurs are found, or you are a member of the privileged class.

 

Who did the United States fight in World War II? The United States fought Germany, Italy, and Japan in World War II.

 

What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?  Voting is only remotely effective way for citizens to participate in their democracy. If you have enough wealth, you can hire a lobbying firm to help assist you in participating in our democracy. Otherwise, Americans are limited to posting messages on Facebook, or Twitter. You can join a civic group, a community group, or help with an election campaign. You can write a letter to a newspaper. You can run for office. You can do all these things, but the effectiveness of all these are diminished in the face of special interest lobbying.

 

When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms? April 15 is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms. Paying taxes is another patriotic way of supporting your country. However avoidance of paying taxes “makes you smarter”, and wealthier.

 

What is the "rule of law"? One of the choices was "Everyone but the president must follow the law" While this would be flagged as an incorrect response, in practice, that will soon be codified as the correct response.

 

Name one U.S. territory. There are five major U.S. territories: Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. They must follow the laws of the U.S. federal government, pay federal taxes such as Social Security and Medicare, but they do not have a vote in Congress. They are routinely decimated by disasters, and climate change, but receive little assistance from the federal government.

 

What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves? Slaves had no rights. People in the United States did not agree about slavery. This was a major cause of the Civil War. In 1865, after the Civil War was over, slavery was illegal. Enslaved people became free citizens, able to work at meat packing houses, Walmart and Amazon fulfillment centers nationwide.

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