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5 TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES CIVICS. 1.The president of the United States has "checks" over the other two branches of government. Which is a check the president.

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1 5 TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES CIVICS

2 1.The president of the United States has "checks" over the other two branches of government. Which is a check the president has over the judicial branch? A. deciding the meaning of a law B. making a treaty with another country C. nominating a Supreme Court justice D. rejecting a law passed by Congress

3 2. The Constitution divides power among the three branches of the national government of the United States. Which branch is responsible for enforcing the laws? A. judicial B. executive C. legislative D. international

4 3. The United States government is divided into three branches__executive, legislative, and judicial. Why was this done? A. to make sure that citizens elect the best possible candidates B. to make sure that one branch does not gain too much power C. to let citizens participate in the direct election of officials D. to allow the federal government to control the state governments

5 4. Each branch of our national government includes different positions. The judicial branch of government includes the A. president of the United States. B. Congress of the United States. C. vice-president of the United States. D. Supreme Court of the United States.

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7 5. The United States government is divided into three branches. The President of the United States is part of which branch? A. judicial B. executive C. legislative D. international

8 6. The national government of the United States is divided into three branches. These branches are A. federal, state, and local. B. international, federal, and local. C. interstate, state, and intrastate. D. executive, legislative, and judicial.

9 7. Which statement is true about the legislative branch of government in the United States? A. Congress is made up of three parts. B. Congress is responsible for making the laws. C. The president appoints the members of Congress. D. The members of Congress decide what the laws mean.

10 8. Each branch of our national government includes different positions. The judicial branch of government includes the A. Congress of the United States. B. Supreme Court of the United States. C. Senate of the United States. D. president of the United States.

11 9. The national government of the United States divides the powers between three branches. Which branch is responsible for making the laws? A. the international branch B. the executive branch C. the judicial branch D. the legislative branch

12 10. United States senators and representatives hold positions in our national government. Which branch of government do they represent? A. executive B. international C. legislative D. judicial

13 11. The United States government is divided into three branches. Which one is represented by the Supreme Court of the United States? A. international B. legislative C. judicial D. executive

14 12. Use the list below to answer this question. · decide that a federal law is unconstitutional · decide that an act by the president is unconstitutional · decide that a treaty is unconstitutional These are powers that belong to members of one branch of our national government. They belong to A. senators and representatives. B. the president and the cabinet. C. ambassadors and consuls. D. the justices of the Supreme Court.

15 13. The United States government is divided into three separate parts to make sure that the A. Senate has more power than the House of Representatives. B. president of the United States has the final say in all matters. C. executive, legislative, and judicial branches share the power. D. federal, state, and local governments work together.

16 14. The Constitution of the United States divides the government into branches and provides for a system of checks and balances. The Supreme Court can "check" the executive branch by A. overriding a veto by the president on a bill. B. approving an appointment to the cabinet. C. declaring war on an enemy of the United States. D. deciding that an act by the president is unconstitutional.

17 15. Your class has been learning about pollution. One problem is that places are running out of space to store garbage. Which of the following would be an example of civic participation to solve the problem? A. You and your friends visit the town's landfill. B. You write a report about the garbage problem for class. C. You volunteer to take the garbage to the street. D. You and your class start a school recycling program.

18 1. C) nominating a Supreme Court justice 2. B) executive 3. B) to make sure that one branch does not gain too much power 4. D) Supreme Court of the United States. 5. B) executive 6. D) executive, legislative, and judicial. 7. B) Congress is responsible for making the laws. 8. B) Supreme Court of the United States. 9. D) the legislative branch 10. C) legislative 11. C) judicial 12. D) the justices of the Supreme Court. 13. C) executive, legislative, and judicial branches share the power. 14. D) deciding that an act by the president is unconstitutional. 15. D) You and your class start a school recycling program.


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