U.S. Citizenship Quiz I
What is the Constitution?
- The Constitution of the United States is the set of principles that tells how the United States is governed.
How many changes or amendments are there to the U.S. Constitution?
- The 27th Amendment concerned Congressional raises and was ratified in 1992.
Which President freed the slaves?
- On September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln announced that on the first day of 1863 "all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State...shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free."
How many representatives are there in the House of Representatives?
- Members of the House of Representatives are apportioned among the states according to their populations in the federal census. Every state is entitled to at least one Representative.
In what month is the new President inaugurated?
- Ratified in 1933, the 20th Amendment states that the president-elect will be inaugurated on January 20.
Who helped the Pilgrims in America?
For how long do we elect the President?
- Presidential elections are held every four years in November. A President can hold only two terms in office.
What is the legislative branch of the U.S. government?
- Congress comprises the Senate and House of Representatives. It makes the laws of the United States.
What are the 49th and 50th states of the Union?
- Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959. Puerto Rico and Guam are U.S. territories.
How many states are there in the Union?