Welcome to our Political Science WebQuest!

We are on the hunt for information that will answer our Wonderings about WHO HAS THE POWER!

You and your partner need to do some research to fill in the table below. Open another tab, click on Social Studies, then Political Science. You will see a link to Ben's Guide to Government. Use that website for your research. Then, toggle back over to this page to write your notes. DO NOT COPY and PASTE information!!

Number
Task or Question
Answer
1
What are 4 symbols of the United States?
Explain why each was chosen.

2
When was the Star-Spangled Banner written, and who wrote it?

3
What are four of the freedoms or rights that we have as
American citizens?

4
Name the three branches of government.

5
Which branch includes the Supreme Court?

6
Which branch includes the President and Vice President?

7
The House of Representatives and the Senate make up which branch?

8
Why did the framers of the Constitution want a separation of powers?

9
Describe an example of "checks and balances" between the
branches of government.

10
What are the three main responsibilities of U.S. citizens?

11
What are the powers of the federal government?

12
What are the powers of the state government?

13
What powers do the federal and state governments share?

14
How do the President and members of Congress
(Senate and House of Representatives) come to office?

15
What is a law?

16
Who makes the laws?

17
How is a law made?