94. What is the capital of the United States?

What is the capital of the United States - Washington DC

Washington, D.C. When the Constitution established our nation in 1789, the capital of the United States was in New York City. Congress soon began discussing the location of a permanent capital city. In Congress, representatives of northern states argued with representatives of southern states. Each side wanted the capital to be in its own region. […]

91. Name one U.S. territory

Name one US territory - Puerto Rico - US Virgin Islands - American Samoa - Northern Mariana Islands - Guam

Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands American Samoa Northern Mariana Islands Guam There are five major U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A U.S. territory is a partially self-governing piece of land under the authority of the U.S. government. U.S. territories are not states, but they […]

81. Who did the United States fight in World War II?

Who did the United States fight in World War II - Japan Germany and Italy

Japan, Germany, and Italy The Japanese bombed U.S. naval bases in a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as commander in chief of the military, obtained an official declaration of war from Congress. Japan’s partners in the Axis, Italy and Germany, then declared war […]

57. When must all men register for the Selective Service?

When must all men register for the Selective Service - at age eighteen 18

at age eighteen (18) between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26) President Lincoln tried to draft men to fight during the Civil War, but many people became angry and rioted. In 1917, Congress passed the Selective Service Act. This act gave President Woodrow Wilson the power to temporarily increase the U.S. military during World War I. […]

56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?

When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms - April 15

April 15 The last day to send in your federal income tax to the Internal Revenue Service is April 15 of each year. The Constitution gave the federal government the power to collect taxes. The federal government needs money to pay the nation’s debts and to defend and provide for the needs of the country. […]

53. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?

What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen - give up loyalty to other countries

give up loyalty to other countries defend the Constitution and laws of the United States obey the laws of the United States serve in the U.S. military (if needed) serve (do important work for) the nation (if needed) be loyal to the United States When the United States became an independent country, the Constitution gave […]

37. What does the judicial branch do?

What does the judicial branch do

reviews laws explains laws resolves disputes (disagreements) decides if a law goes against the Constitution The judicial branch is one of the three branches of government. The Constitution established the judicial branch of government with the creation of the Supreme Court. Congress created the other federal courts. All these courts together make up the judicial […]

21. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

The House of Representatives has how many voting members - four hundred thirty-five 435

four hundred thirty-five (435) The House of Representatives is the larger chamber of Congress. Since 1912, the House of Representatives has had 435 voting members. However, the distribution of members among the states has changed over the years. Each state must have at least one representative in the House. Beyond that, the number of representatives […]

18. How many U.S. Senators are there?

How many U.S. Senators are there - 100

one hundred (100) There are 100 senators in Congress, two from each state. All states have equal power in the Senate because each state has the same number of senators. States with a very small population have the same number of senators as states with very large populations. The Framers of the Constitution made sure […]

17. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?

What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress - Senate and House of Representatives

the Senate and House (of Representatives) Congress is divided into two parts—the Senate and the House of Representatives. Because it has two “chambers,” the U.S. Congress is known as a “bicameral” legislature. The system of checks and balances works in Congress. Specific powers are assigned to each of these chambers. For example, only the Senate […]