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 […]

50. Name one right only for United States citizens

Name one right only for United States citizens - vote in a federal election - run for federal office

vote in a federal election run for federal office U.S. citizens have the right to vote in federal elections. Permanent residents can vote in local or state elections that do not require voters to be U.S. citizens. Only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections. U.S. citizens can also run for federal office. Qualifications to […]

47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now - Paul D Ryan

Paul D. Ryan (Paul) Ryan  The current speaker of the House of Representatives is Paul D. Ryan. He has represented Wisconsin’s First Congressional District in the House of Representatives since 1999. As speaker, he presides over the House of Representatives and leads the majority political party in the House, the Republican Party. The speaker is […]

25. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

Why do some states have more Representatives than other states

(because of) the state’s population (because) they have more people (because) some states have more people The Founding Fathers wanted people in all states to be represented fairly. In the House of Representatives, a state’s population determines the number of representatives it has. In this way, states with many people have a stronger voice in […]

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 […]

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 […]

16. Who makes federal laws?

Who makes federal laws - Congress - Senate and House of Representatives

Congress Senate and House (of Representatives) (U.S. or national) legislature Congress makes federal laws. A federal law usually applies to all states and all people in the United States. Either side of Congress—the Senate or the House of Representatives—can propose a bill to address an issue. When the Senate proposes a bill, it sends the […]