Statistics for The U.S. Government - How Does it Work?

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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What group includes the President, Vice President, and the heads of the most important government departments?The Cabinet
92%
Who decides the interest rate at which the U.S. government lends money to banks?The Federal Reserve
87%
Who elects the President?The Electoral College
86%
If the President and the Vice President were to die, who would become President?Speaker of the House
76%
If a President is impeached, are they removed from power?No
71%
Can the President fire a federal judge?No
71%
Washington D.C. has one "delegate" in the House of Representatives. Is he or she allowed to vote on legislation?No
67%
Who can cast a vote in the Senate only to break a tie?The Vice President
60%
How long is a U.S. Senator's term?6 years
57%
According to the Constitution, what powers does the federal government have?It can do nothing except what is explicitly allowed
56%
What gives the U.S. government the right to impose a personal income tax?The 16th Amendment
52%
Who owns the debt of the U.S. government?Mostly people and groups within the U.S.
49%
Can the President legally send troops to fight without an authorization from Congress?Yes, for sixty days
49%
According to the Constitution, how many justices serve on the Supreme Court?It doesn't say
46%
As originally ratified in 1788, who did the Constitution give voting rights to?It doesn't say
14%

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