3. What are the three most important powers of the United States Congress?

(1) to make the laws
(2) to declare war and
(3) to admit new states to the Union

4. What was the Boston Tea Party?

The colonists were upset over the tax on tea and dumped the tea into the Boston Harbor and soon the Revolutionary War started.

5. Does the Vice-President have any duties in the Legislative Branch?

Yes. He presides over the United States Senate. The Vice President has a vote in the Senate if there is a tie.

7. What were the Articles of Confederation?

The Articles of Confederation was the first attempt to form a simple government for the colonies.

8. Who was Christopher Columbus?

Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492.

9. Who is Sandra Day O Connor?

Sandra Day O'Connor is the first woman judge on the U.S. Supreme Court.