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Can you pass the U.S. Citizenship test?

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The U.S. Citizenship Test is a required step in the naturalization process. All U.S. citizenship applicants, with some exceptions, must pass the citizenship test before taking the Oath of Allegiance and officially becoming U.S. citizens. Do you have what it takes to be a citizen?

Who is the "Father of Our Country?"





Choose one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.





What is the supreme law of the land?





What are two Cabinet-level positions?





The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Choose one of the writers.





Choose one thing for which Benjamin Franklin is famous.





What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?





What is the economic system in the United States?





Choose one branch of the government.





What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?





What is the name of the national anthem?





What does the Constitution do?





What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?





When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?





Choose one American Indian tribe in the United States.





The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?





What did the Declaration of Independence do?





What are the two major political parties in the United States?





What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?





What is one reason colonists came to America?





What is an amendment?





What is the "rule of law"?





Choose one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.





Why does the flag have 13 stripes?





Name two federal U.S. holidays.





How many amendments does the Constitution have?





What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?





What is freedom of religion?





Who is in charge of the executive branch?





What/who do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?





What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?





What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?





Why did the colonists fight the British?





What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?





What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?





Who makes federal laws?





The House of Representatives has how many voting members?





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





What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?





Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?





What is the capital of the United States?





When do we celebrate Independence Day?





What is the highest court in the United States?





Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?





How many U.S. Senators are there?





Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?





What major event happened on September 11, 2001 in the United States?





Choose one U.S. Territory.





In what month do we vote for President?





What is the name of the current President of the United States?





Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?





When was the Constitution written?





Name the U.S. war between the North and South.





Where is the Statue of Liberty?





Who does a U.S. Senator represent?





What does the President's Cabinet do?





How many justices are on the Supreme Court?





What is one responsibility that is only for U.S. citizens?





How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?





Choose one problem that led to the Civil War.





Choose one state that borders Mexico.





What is the name of the current Vice President?





What does the judicial branch do?





What did Susan B. Anthony do?





Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?





Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?





Who was President during World War I?





What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?





Choose one state that borders Canada.





For how many years do we elect a President?





For how many years do we elect a U.S. Representative?





Why does the flag have 50 stars?





Who vetoes bills?





What is one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?





If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?





Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?





Who was the first President?





Who did the United States fight in World War II?





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





What movement tried to end racial discrimination?





Who signs bills to become laws?





Who is the Chief Justice of the United States?





During the Cold War, what was the United State's main concern?





There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Choose one of them.





When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?





Before he was President, Dwight D. Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?





What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?





When must all men register for the Selective Service?





If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?





What is the political party of the President now?





What happened at the Constitutional Convention?





There were 13 original states. Choose three.





What are two rights only for United States citizens?





BONUS: Who is the President pro tempore?





BONUS: Which future president was among the delegates who signed the Constitution?







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