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Grade 4 US Laws and Amendments
What is the name of the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
  1. Preamble
  2. Popular Sovereignty
  3. Rule of Law
  4. Bill of Rights
Grade 4 The Presidents
Who was the 16th president of the United States?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. Abraham Lincoln
  3. George Washington
Grade 4 US Government
In the following blanks, write R for Representatives, S for Senators, and P for President.

     S      Must be 30 years old, US Citizen for 9 years and live in the state they represent.

     S      Term = 6 years.

     R      Term = 2 years

     P      Term = 4 years

     R      Writes and introduces bills that tax the people.

     P      Is elected by the electoral college.

     R      Must be 25 years old, been in the US 7 years, be a resident in the state they represent.

     R      Can impeach a government official with a crime.

     S      Conducts impeachment trial.

     P      Must be 35 years old, A us citizen by BIRTH and a resident for 14 years.

     R      Are elected based on Population.

     S      The U.S. vice president serves as president of this group but only votes to break a tie.

     P      Must carry out laws passed by congress.

     S      Each state has two of these.
Grade 4 Bodies of Water and Continents
The                 River begins in Minnesota and flows through 10 states before reaching the Gulf of Mexico.
  1. Ohio
  2. Missouri
  3. Colorado
  4. Mississippi
Grade 4 Reconstruction
Who became president after Abraham Lincoln?
  1. Thaddeus Stevens
  2. Ulysses S. Grant
  3. Rutherford B. Hayes
  4. Andrew Johnson
Grade 4 Executive Branch
The president's power comes from which document?
  1. Constitution
  2. Bill of Rights
  3. Articles of Confederation
  4. Declaration of Independence
Grade 4 US Government
Match the checks and balances with government office.
Congress President Supreme Court
Appoints judges and executive officials
Determines constitutionality of laws
Has power to declare war
Ratifies treaties
Can issue pardons for federal crimes
Determines constitutionality of executive orders
Can issue a veto on a law
Determines which laws apply to a case
Can override a veto
Can impeach executive and judicial office holders
Grade 4 American Revolution
After Shays' Rebellion, Americans no longer cared about the government.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 US History
The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from which country?
  1. Spain
  2. France
  3. England
  4. Germany
Grade 4 Egypt
What was the Wonder of the World located in Alexandria?
  1. pyramid
  2. library
  3. lighthouse
Grade 4 Executive Branch
A president can only serve for two terms.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Asian Geography
The                 is the longest river in Asia.
  1. Yellow
  2. Ganges
  3. Mekong
  4. Yangtze
Grade 4 Islam
Fasting during Ramadan is supposed to cleanse the soul.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 US Geography
The faces of four presidents are carved into Mount Rushmore.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 American Revolution
Shays and the other farmers led a rebellion in the state of Massachusetts.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Bodies of Water and Continents
What is the longest river in Africa?
  1. Nile
  2. Niger
  3. Congo
  4. Limpopo
Grade 4 US Government
Match the length of terms with the office holders.
Senator Representative President
2 years
4 years
6 years
Grade 4 Executive Branch
As commander in chief of the nation's military, the president has the power to declare war.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Formation of the USA
The Northwest Ordinance required states to do what with unsettled land?
  1. turn it over to the federal government
  2. return it to the Native Americans
  3. deploy troops to remove any Native Americans.
  4. set a portion aside for Revolutionary War veterans
Grade 4 American Revolution
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
  1. George Washington
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. John Hancock
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