Should You Be Allowed To Vote?

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Naturalized immigrants have to pass a civics test on their way to earning citizenship and the right to vote. Why do native born Americans get a pass in this regard? There's ample evidence that growing up in America doesn't mean you understand the system well enough to participate effectively. We require a driver's test before issuing a license. . . Why isn't there a civics test before issuing a voter registration card?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the three branches of the Federal Government?
    • A. 

      The House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Presidency

    • B. 

      Congress, the White House, and the Security and Exchange Commission

    • C. 

      The Legislative, Executive and Judicial

    • D. 

      The Defense Department, Social Security and the Department of Homeland Security

  • 2. 
    Which of the three branches of government is established FIRST by the Constitution?
    • A. 

      The Legislative

    • B. 

      The Presidency

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court

    • D. 

      The Cabinet

    • E. 

      The Senate

  • 3. 
    What does the 10th Amendment do?
    • A. 

      Gives Congress the power to separate church and state

    • B. 

      Reserves all power not specifically given to the Federal Government to the States or to the people

    • C. 

      Guarantees the right to an abortion

    • D. 

      Forces the States to comply with Federal law

    • E. 

      Nullifies the right of secession

  • 4. 
    Prior to the 17th Amendment, how did Senators obtain office?
    • A. 

      They were selected by the State legislatures, as a representative of the State

    • B. 

      They bid for the office through the Governor of their state

    • C. 

      The State's members of the House of Representatives elected them

    • D. 

      The 17th Amendment had nothing to do with Senators, who have always been directly elected by the people

  • 5. 
    George Washington warned against ___________ and  __________ in his Farewell Address after two terms as President:
  • 6. 
    According to George Washington: "Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, __________ and __________ are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens.
  • 7. 
    Which of these functions/agencies of the Federal Government is specifically authorized in the Constitution?
    • A. 

      Social Security

    • B. 

      The Federal Emergency Management Agency

    • C. 

      Medicare/Medicaid

    • D. 

      The Post Office

  • 8. 
    What part of the Constitution directs the separation of Church and State?
    • A. 

      Article 1, Section 8

    • B. 

      Article 4, Section 4

    • C. 

      Article 2, Section 3

    • D. 

      There is no such direction in the Constitution

  • 9. 
    What part of the original Constitution gave the power to tax individual income?
    • A. 

      Article 1, Section 8

    • B. 

      Article 2, Section 4

    • C. 

      Article 4, Section 1

    • D. 

      There was no such power in the original document