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Citizenship Exam


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Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
Everyone (citizens and non-citizens living in the U.S.)
Name one benefit of being a citizen of the United States.
Obtain federal government jobs; travel with a U.S. passport; petition for close relatives to come to the U.S. to live
In what month is the new President inaugurated?
What is the executive branch of our government?
The President, Cabinet, and departments under the cabinet members
What are the three branches of our government?
Legislative, executive and judiciary
What do the strips on the flag mean?
They represent the original 13 states.
What is the White House?
The President's official home
What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens?
The right to vote
In what month do we vote for the President?
How many stars are there on our flag?
What are the colors of our flag?
Red, white, and blue
What is the name of the President's official home?
The White House
What do the stars on our flag mean?
One for each state in the Union.
What color are the stars on our flag?
What is the 4th of July?
Independence Day
How many branches are there in our government?
How many states are in the union?
How many times may a senator be re-elected
There is no limit
Who is the Vice President of the United States today? (card entered in May, 2001)
Dick Cheney
What country did we fight during the Revolutionary War?
Who was the first President of the United States?
George Washington
Who becomes President of the United States if the President should die?
The Vice President
What is the Constitution?
The supreme law of the land
Can the Constitution be changed?
For how long do we elect the representatives?
2 years
Who makes the laws in the United States?
For how long do we elect each senator?
6 years
What is Congress?
The Senate and the House of Representatives
Questions specific to locality:
Can you name the two senators from your state?
What is the capital of your state?
Who is the current governor or your state?
Who is the head of your local government?
determine by locality
What are the 2 major political parties in the U.S. today?
Democratic and Republican
What are the duties of the Supreme Court?
To interpret laws
Who said: "Give me liberty or give me death"?
Patrick Henry
How many times may a congressman be re-elected?
There is no limit
What is the judiciary branch of our government?
The Supreme Court
Can you name the thirteen original states?
Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, and Maryland
What is the Bill of Rights
The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution
What is the supreme law of the United States?
The Constitution
Who becones President of the U.S. A. if the President and Vice President should die?
The Speaker of the House of Representatives
How many terms can a President serve?
Who selects the Supreme Court Justices
Appointed by the President
How many stripes are on the flag?
How many states are there in the United States?
Which countries were our enemies during World War II?
Germany, Italy, and Japan
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
A civil rights leader
What are the 49th and 50th States of the Union?
Hawaii and Alaska
According the the Constitution, a person must meet certain requriements in order to be eligible to become President. Name one of these requirements.
Must be a natural-born citizen of the United States; must be at least 35 years old by the time he/she will serve; must have lived in the United Staes for at least 14 years
Why are there 100 senators in the Senate
Two fron each state
What is the head executive of a city government called?
How many Supreme Court Justices are there?
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
Why did the pilgrims come to America?
For religious freedom
What is the head executive of a state government called?
Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
What holiday was celebrated for the first time by the American colonists?
What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?
That all men are created equal
What is the National Anthem of the United States?
The Star Spangled Banner
Where does Freedom of Speech come from?
The Bill of Rights
What is the minimum voting age in the United States?
Who signs bills into law?
The President
Where is the White House located?
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Northwest, Washington, D.C.
Name one right guaranteed by the First Amendment.
Freedom of: Speech, Press, Religion, Peaceable Assembly, and Requesting Change of the Government
What color are the stripes?
Red and white
What is the United States Capitol?
The place where Congress meets
Who was President during the Civil War?
Abraham Lincoln
What were the 13 original states of the United States called?
What is the highest court in the United States?
The Supreme Court
Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military?
The President
Which President was the first Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military?
George Washington
Which President is called "the Father of Our Country"?
George Washington
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
Freed many slaves
What special group advises the President
The Cabinet
The US celebrates independence from whom on July 4th?
What is the date of Independence Day?
July 4th
What Immigration and Naturalization Service form is used to apply for naturalized citizenship?
Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization)
What is the name of the ship that brought the pilgrims to America?
The Mayflower
For how long do we elect the President?
Four years
Who helped the pilgrims in America?
The American Indians (native Americans)
Who is the President of the United States today? (card entered in May, 2001)
George W. Bush
Who elects the President of the United States?
The Electoral College
How many changes or amendments are there to the Constitution?
What do we call a change to the Constitution?
An amendment
Where does Congress meet?
In the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
How namy senators are there in Congress?
What is the legislative branch of our government?
Name 3 rights or freedoms granded by the Bill of Rights.
a)Freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, and requesting change of government
b)The right to bear arms (the right to have weapons or own a gun, though subject to certain regulations)
c)The government may not quarter, or house, soldiers in citizens' homes during peacetime without their consent
d)The government may not search or take a person's property without a warrant
e)A person may not be tried twice for the same crime and does not have to testify against him/herself
f)A person charged with a crime still has some rights, such as the right to a fair trial and to have a lawyer
g)The right to trial by jury, in most cases
h)Protection of people against excessive or unreasonable fines or cruel and unusual punishment
i)The people have rights other than those mentioned in the Constitution
j)Any power not given to the federal government by the Constitution is a power of either the states or the people
How many representatives are there in Congress?
Who elects Congress?
The people
What are the duties of Congress?
To make laws
What is the introduction to the Constitution called?
The Preamble
Which President freed the slaves?
Abraham Lincoln
What kind of government does the United States have?
Who has the power to declare war?
The Congress
What are the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution called?
The Bill of Rights
In what year was the Constitution written?
Name one purpose of the United Nations.
For countries to discuss and try to resolve world problems; to provide economic aid to many countries

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