Questions, Page 2

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11. What is the economic system in the United States?

  • capitalist economy
  • market economy

12. What is the “rule of law”?

  • Everyone must follow the law.
  • Leaders must obey the law.
  • Government must obey the law.
  • No one is above the law.

13. Name one branch or part of the government.

  • Congress
  • legislative
  • President
  • executive
  • the courts
  • judicial

14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

  • checks and balances
  • separation of powers

15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?

  • the President

16. Who makes federal laws?

  • Congress
  • Senate and House (of Representatives)
  • (U.S. or national) legislature

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

  • the Senate and House of Representatives

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

  • one hundred (100)

19. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?

  • six (6)

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