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Immigration Citizenship Test

Colors of the flag?red, white, blue
What do stars on flag mean?One for each state
How many stars on flag?50
Colors of stars?White
How many stripes on flag?13
What do stripes represent?First 13 states
What color are stripes?White and red
How many states in Union?50
What do we celebrate July 4th?Independence Day
4th of July celebrates independence from whom?Great Britain
What country did we fight during Revolutionary War?Great Britain
Who was first President?George Washington
Who is President today?George Bush
Who is Vice-President?Dick Cheney
Who elects President?Electoral College
Who becomes President if the President dies?The Vice-President
What is the Constitution?The supreme law of the land
What do we call changes to the Constitution?Amendments
How many changes or Amendments are there to the Constitution?27 Amendments
What are the 3 branches of our government?Executive (President), Judicial (Supreme Court), Legislative (Congress)
What is the legislative branch?Congress
What makes up Congress?Senate and House of Representatives
Who makes the federal laws of U.S.?Congress
Who elects congress?Citizens of U.S.
How many Senators are there?100
For how long do we elect each Senator?6 years
Name 2 Senators from your state.Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer
How many voting members are there in the House of Representatives?435
For how long do we elect each member of the House of Representatives?2 years
Who is the head of the Executive branch?President
For how long is President elected?4 years
What is the highest part of the Judiciary branch?Supreme Court
What are the duties of the Supreme Court?To interpret and explain the laws
What is the supreme law of U.S.?Constitution
What is the Bill of Rights?First 10 amendments to the Constitution
What is the capitol of New York?Albany
Who is governor of NY?David Paterson
Who becomes President if the President and the Vice President die?Speaker of the House
Who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?John G. Roberts
What were the original 13 states?Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Georgia
Who said "Give me liberty or give me death"?Patrick Henry
Name some countries that were our enemies during WWII.Japan, Germany, Italy
What was the 49th state?Alaska
How many full terms can a President serve?2
Who was Martin Luther King?Civil rights leader
What are some of the requirements to be eligible to become President?Native born; 35 years old; lived in States for 14 years
Why are there 100 Senators?2 from each state
Who nominates judges for the Supreme Court?President
How many Supreme Court Justices are there?9
Why did the Pilgrims come to America?To gain religious freedom
What is the Executive of a state government called?Governor
What is the head executive of a city government called?Mayor
What holiday was celebrated for the 1st time by American colonists?Thanksgiving
Who was main writer of the Declaration of Independence?Thomas Jefferson
When was Declaration of Independence adopted?July 4, 1776
What are some of the basic beliefs of the Declaration of Independence?That all men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
What is the national anthem of U.S.?Star Spangled Banner
Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?Francis Scott Key
What is the minimum voting age?18
Who signes bills into law?President
What is the highest court in the US?Supreme Court
Who was President during the Civil War?Abraham Lincoln
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?Freed the slaves
What special group advises the President?Cabinet
Which President is called the Father of our Country?George Washington
Which President was the first Commander in Cheif of the US Army and Navy?George Washington
What was the 50th state added?Hawaii
Who helped the Pilgrims in America?American Indians
What is the name of the ship that brought Pilgrims?Mayflower
What were the 13 original states called before they were states?Colonies
What group has the power to declare war?Congress
Name the amendments that guarantee or address voting rights.15th, 19th, 24th, 26th
In what year was the Constitution written?1787
What was the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution called?Bill of Rights
Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?All people living in U.S.
What is the introduction to the Constitution called?The Preamble
Who meets in the US Capitol building?Congress
What is the name of the President's official home?White House
Where is the White House?Washington D.C.
Name one right or freedom guaranteed by the first amendment?Rights of freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, of assembly
Who is Commander in Chief of US military?President
In what month do we vote for President?November
In what month is the new President inaugurated?January
How many times may a Senator or Congressman be re-elected?no limit
What are the two major political parties?Democrats and Republicans
What is the Executive Branch?President, Cabinet, Departments under the Cabinet members
Where does freedom of speech come from?Bill of Rights
What is the form used for Naturalization?N-400
What kind of government does US have?Republic
Name one of the purposes of the United Nations.For countries to discuss and try to resolve world problems; provide ecomomic aid to countries
Name one benefit of being US citizen.Obtain federal government jobs; travel with a US passport; petition for close relatives to come to US
Can the Constitution be changed?Yes
What is the most important right granted to US citizens?Right to vote
What is the US Capitol (building)?Place where Congress meets?
What is the White House?President's official home
How many branches are there in the US government?3

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Browning School
New York, NY

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