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AMERICANISM AND GOVERNMENT TESTING PROGRAM STUDY GUIDE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND HISTORY 1. When was the Declaration of Independence signed? 2. What were the Articles of Confederation? 3. Who was responsible for writing most of the Constitution? 4. When was the U.S. Constitution ratified? 5. When was the Bill of Rights ratified? 6. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to trial by jury? 7. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishes the rights of free speech, religion, assembly, and petition? 8. Which amendment protects individuals against cruel and unusual punishment? 9. Which amendment gave women the right to vote? 10.Which amendment gave 18 year olds the right to vote? 11.Which amendment protects individuals against unreasonable search and seizure? 12.Which amendment limits a President to two full terms in office? 13.What Supreme Court case in 1803 established the principle of Judicial Review? 14.What Supreme Court case decision in 1954 ended segregation in public schools? 15.During what years was the Civil War fought in the U.S.? 16.Who was President of the U.S. during the Civil War? 17.How many times (and in what years) has the U.S. Congress formally declared war against another country? 18.When did the “Great Depression” occur in the U.S.? 19.Who was the only U.S. President to be elected to office more than twice? 20.What event on what date brought the U.S. into World War II? 21.When was the Korean War fought? 22.When was the Vietnam War fought?
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23.Who is currently the Commander in Chief of U.S. Military Forces? 2
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U.S. GOVERNMENT 1. What are the three branches of the U.S. Government? 2. Who is the U.S. Senator from Indiana? 3. Who is your representative in the U.S. House? 4. What Congressional District do you live in? 5. What is the name and title of the presiding officer in the U.S. Senate? 6. What is the name and title of the presiding officer in the U.S. House? 7. Which party holds the current majority in the U.S. Senate? 8. Which party holds the current majority in the U.S. House? 9. How many total members are there in the U.S. Senate? 10.How many total members are there in the U.S. House? 11.What is the minimum age to serve in the U.S. Senate? 12.What is the minimum age to serve in the U.S. House? 13.How many Congressional Districts does Indiana have? 14.How many electoral votes are required to win a presidential election? 15.How is the President chosen if no candidate wins the required number of electoral votes in an election? 16.Which article in the U.S. Constitution establishes the office and power of the presidency? 17.What is the major duty or responsibility of Congress? 18.Which article of the U.S. Constitution establishes the office and power of the presidency? 19.How long is a U.S. Senator’s term of office? 20.How long is a U.S. Representative’s term of office?
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