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51. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

• Nine (9)

52. Who nominates justices to the Supreme Court?

• The President

53. Name one thing only the federal government can do.

• Print money
• Declare war
• Create an army
• Make treaties

54. What is one thing only a state government can do?

• Provide schooling and education
• Provide protection (police)
• Provide safety (fire departments)
• Give a driver's license
• Approve zoning and land use

55. What does it mean that the U.S. Constitution is a constitution of limited powers?

• The federal government has only the powers that the Constitution states that it has.
• The states have all powers that the federal government does not.

56. Who is the Governor of your state?

• Answers will vary.

[District of Columbia and U.S. Territory residents would answer that they do not have a state governor or that they do not live in a state. Mentioning the governor of the territory for Guam is acceptable. Any answer that mentions one of these facts is acceptable.]

57. What is the capital (or capital city) of your state?

• Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents would answer that DC is not a state, and that therefore it does not have a capital. Any answer that mentions one of these facts is acceptable.]

58. What are the two major political parties in the U.S. today?

• Democrats and Republicans

59. What is the highest court in the U.S.?

• The Supreme Court

60. What is the majority political party in the House of Representatives now?

• Democrats
• Democratic Party

61. What is the political party of the majority in the Senate now?

• Democrats
• Democratic Party

62. What is the political party of the President now?

• Republicans
• Republican Party

63. Who is the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

• Nancy Pelosi

64. Who is the Senate Majority Leader now?

• Harry Reid

65. In what month are elections held in the United States?

• November

66. What is the current minimum wage in the U.S.?

• $5.15

67. When must all males register for the Selective Service?

• At age 18
• At 18

68. Who is the Secretary of State now?

• Dr. Condoleezza Rice
• Condoleezza Rice
• Dr. Rice

69. Who is the Attorney General now?

• Alberto Gonzales

70. Is the current President in his first or second term?

• Second

71. What is self-government?

• Powers come from the people.
• Government responds to the people.

72. Who governs the people in a self-governed country?

• The people govern themselves.
• The government elected by the people.

73. What is the "rule of law"?

• Everyone must obey the law.
• Leaders must obey the law.
• Government must obey the law.

74. What are "inalienable rights"?

• Individual rights that people are born with

75. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

• Any citizen over 18 can vote.
• A citizen of any race can vote.
• Any male or female citizen can vote. (Women and men can vote.)
• You don't have to pay to vote. (You don't have to pay a poll tax to vote.)