Sample Citizenship Test

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Can you name the American political facts correctly?

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Why did the colonists fight the British?
Name one of the 13 original states.
The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
Who signs bills to become laws?
What is one reason colonists came to America?
Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?
What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
What is one power of the federal government according to the Constitution?
When do we celebrate Independence Day?
What is a right of everyone living in the United States?
Who does a U.S. Senator represent?
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
What is an amendment?
What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?
What is the political party of the President now?
Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
What is the capital of the United States?
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What ocean is on the East Cost of the United States?
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?
What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?
The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
When must all men register for the Selective Service?
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
Who was the first President?
Name one national U.S. holiday.
What is freedom of religion?
What is one promise you make when you become a US citizen?
Who did the United States fight in World War II?
What is the supreme law of the land?
Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
What is one Cabinet-level position?
What is the name of the President of the United States now?
What did Susan B. Anthony do?
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.
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Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
Who is in charge of the executive branch?
What is the economic system in the United States?
There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.
What is the name of the national anthem?
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
What is the highest court in the United States?
Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.
What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
Name one U.S. territory.
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?
Name one state that borders Mexico.
Who vetoes bills?
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
In what month do we vote for President?
Who is one of your state's U.S. Senators now? [sen]
What does the Constitution do?
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
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Who is the Governor of your state now? [gov]
Who makes federal laws?
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
What is the capital of your state? [capital]
What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?
Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the military?
What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
What did the Declaration of Independence do?
When was the Constitution written? (year)
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
Who is the 'Father of Our Country'?
We elect a President for how many years?
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
What does the judicial branch do?
What are the two major political parties in the United States?
Where is the Statue of Liberty?
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Name one state that borders Canada.
When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
Name one branch or part of the government.
Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?
What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
What is the 'rule of law'?
How many U.S. Senators are there?
What does the President's Cabinet do?
Who was President during World War I?
Name one right only for United States citizens.
Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.
What is one way that Americans can participate in their democracy?
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
What is one power of the states, according to the Constitution?
Why does the flag have 50 stars?
Name one of the writers of the Federalist Papers.
If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
Name your U.S. Representative. [rep]
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

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