Take the Constitution Day quiz

As we mark Constitution Day on Sept. 17, and with all the discussion around those who are coming to our country in search of a better life for themselves and their families, I thought it would be interesting to learn how much we all know of the foundations of our freedoms.

How many of these questions can you truthfully answer without looking them up?

What is the supreme law of the land?

What do we call the first 10 amendments to the Constitution?

What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

How many amendments does the Constitution have?

What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

We elect a U.S. senator for how many years?

The House of Representatives has how many voting members?

If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve, who becomes president?

Under the U.S. Constitution, what is one power given to the states?

There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote.  Can you describe one of them?

Can you name one of the two responsibilities of U.S. citizens?

Can you name two rights of everyone living in the U.S.?

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

When was the Constitution written?

The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution.  Can you name one of the writers?

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

What did Susan B. Anthony do?

Information about Constitution Day is available online at www.constitutionday.com/.

Happy Constitution Day! 

                         "Government doesn't work well without active citizen participation!"