US Citizenship Test

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What country did the US gain independence from?
What is the name of the national anthem?
The 13 stripes on the flag represent the 13 ___________ ____________.
What politician was most responsible for saving the Union during the 1860s?
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
During the Cold War, what ideology was the US concerned with containing?
Who was the first President?
True or False: Providing schooling and education is a power of the federal government.
Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.
What year was the Constitution written?
Where is the Statue of Liberty?
True or False: Vermont was one of the 13 original states.
True or False: Benjamin Franklin was the oldest member of the Constitutional Convention.
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the US Constitution. Name one of the writers.
True or False: The 'rule of law' means that government leaders must obey the law.
Name one Cabinet-level position (official title).
When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
What is the economic system of the United States?
At what age must all men register for the Selective Service?
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
Name one branch or part of government.
Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are those three words?
Who vetoes bills?
Name a US holiday other than Independence Day.
True or False: One of the reasons the American colonists were angry with the British was that the British army stayed in their houses.
What are the two parts of the US Congress?
True or False: All states have the same number of Representatives.
Who makes federal laws?
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
True or False: Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for civil rights.
What is the supreme law of the land?
True or False: Only US citizens can serve on a jury.
True or False: A US Senator represents all the people of his or her state?
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.
On what date was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives (as of 2013)?
True or False: The judicial branch can decide if a law goes against the Constitution
What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?
What is the name of the President of the United States (as of 2013)?
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
Name one of the five major US territories.
What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
What were the three countries the United States primarily fought against in World War II?
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
We elect a President for how many years?
How many US Senators are there?
Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
What are the two major political parties in the United States?
The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 __________.
Name one state that borders Canada.
Name one of the 20 largest American Indian tribes in the United States.
We elect a US Senator for how many years?
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
True or False: The right to bear arms applies only to US citizens.
Name one state that borders Mexico.
What are the three 'unalienable' rights in the Declaration of Independence?
True or False: The President's Cabinet is responsible for organizing the President's kitchen.
Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
The Constitution contains a list of federal powers including the power to lay and collect taxes. This list is found in Article 1 Section ____.
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
What is the capital of the United States?
What is one reason colonists came to America?
What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States
When do we celebrate Independence Day?
What is the highest court in the United States?
Who is the Chief Justice of the United States (as of 2013)?
What is the political party of the President (as of 2013)?
Name the US war between the North and the South.
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
What idea was written into the Constitution to prevent one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
Who was President during World War I?
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
True or False: Only US citizens can run for federal offices.
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
What is the name of the Vice President of the United States (as of 2013)?
We elect a US Representative for how many years?
Who is the 'Father of Our Country'?
Who signs bills to become laws?
In what month do we vote for the President?
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
True or False: Susan B. Anthony was the first female aviator to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

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