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firecatinc
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
1240 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2018 :  10:22:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Civics Challenge
Beginning
1. What is the Supreme law of the land? U. S. Constitution and any federal law and treaties based upon it. The Constitution and federal law is upheld before the state law.
2. What does the Constitution do? The Constitution defines the government, describes how its organized and how the people who make it up are to be chosen and specifies what powers the government can and cannot do.
3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words. What are they? We the People
4. What do we call the first 10 Amendments of the Constitution? Bill of Rights
5. Name two rights and two freedoms listed in the First Amendments? The right to bear arms and the right to a trial by jury, freedom of speech and freedom of religion
6. What did the Declaration of Independence do? Declared the 13 colonies to be independent states from English rule
7. Name two rights in the Declaration of Independence? Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
8. What is the economic system in the United States? Capitalism. The businessman privately owns the means of production. Free market competition dictates price and production levels. Prices and salaries are determined by supply and demand.
9. What is the “rule of law”? Requires the government to exercise its powers in accordance with well-established rules, regulations, and legal principles. A distinction is something drawn between power, will and force on one hand and law on the other.
Intermediate
1. Name the three branches of the government. Executive, Judicial and Legislative
What keeps one branch of government from becoming too powerful? A system of checks and balances. Congress makes laws, the president has veto powers and judicial branch can rule on laws.
2. Who is in charge of the executive branch? The President
3. Who makes the laws? Congress makes the laws; the president signs them into law
4. What are the two branches of the U S Congress? The Senate and The House of Representatives
5. How many Senators are there? 100 Name one of your Senators and one member of the House of Representatives. Senator Tim Kane; Bob Goodlatte
6. What is the term of the U S President? 4 yrs.; What is the term of a U S Senator? 6 yrs. What is the term of a U S Representative? 2 yrs.
7. Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the U S Military? The President
8. Who signs bills to become laws? The President

Expert
1. Who vetoes bills? The President
2. What does the judicial branch do? Rules on laws
3. What is the highest court in the U S? the Supreme Court
4. How many justices are on the Supreme Court? 9 ; Who is the Chief Justice of the U S now? John Roberts
5. Under the Constitution, some powers belong solely to the federal government. Print money and run and fund the postal service
6. Under the Constitution, some powers belong solely to the state government. Regulate intrastate commence and provide for public health and welfare.
7. What is the capitol of your state? Richmond ; Who is the governor of your state now? Ralph Northam
8. What are the two major parties: Republican and Democratic
9. What is the name of the Speaker of the House now? John Boehner

This is my work on the /civic Challenge. I really enjoyed this format for badges

Nora
Farmgirl Sister #7131
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2017
http://firecatinc.wordpress.com

suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

2205 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
2205 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2018 :  10:36:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WTG Nora! I love reading over this a d refreshing nmy own memory!!

Farmgirl #7703
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3935 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3935 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2018 :  11:18:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome job Nora! You really rocked this badge!

Krista
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HodgeLodge
True Blue Farmgirl

662 Posts

Tiana
Berkeley Springs WV
USA
662 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2018 :  11:38:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
she way rocked this badge. Congrats.

Tiana ~ Farmgirl #4817

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4743 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4743 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2018 :  2:46:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job, Nora!! This badge covers a lot of very important information that all of us should be familiar with so we can be better informed voters for who we want to represent us.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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OneRedZinnia
True Blue Farmgirl

529 Posts

Debbie
Goodrich Texas
USA
529 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2018 :  2:45:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just completed the Civics Challenge in all three levels!



~ Deb ~
Farmgirl Sister #5585
“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3935 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3935 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2018 :  11:48:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Way to go Deb! You are on a roll! Keep up the great work!

Krista
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OneRedZinnia
True Blue Farmgirl

529 Posts

Debbie
Goodrich Texas
USA
529 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2018 :  8:09:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Krista!! I need the motivation and working on the merit badges are not only fun but rewarding! Love learning new things and there are plenty of badges to spark interest!

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Originally posted by MaryJanesNiece

Way to go Deb! You are on a roll! Keep up the great work!

Krista



~ Deb ~
Farmgirl Sister #5585
“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8
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