Quick civics lessons for the naturalization test

  1. What is the supreme law of the land?
    The constitution
  2. What does the constitution do?
    Defines the government
  3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the constitution. What are these three words?
    We the people
  4. What is an amendment?
    A change to the constitution
  5. What do we call the first ten amendments to the constitution?
    The bill of rights
  6. What is one right or freedom from the first amendment?
  7. How many amendments does the constitution have?
    Twenty seven
  8. What did the declaration of independence do?
    Declared our independence from Great Britain
  9. What are two rights in the declaration of independence?
    Life and liberty
  10. What is freedom of religion?
    You can practice any religion or not practice a religion
  11. What is the economic system in the United state?
    Capitalist economy
  12. What is the rule of law?
    Every one must follow the law
  13. Name one branch or part of the government :
  14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
    Checks and balances
  15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?
    The president
  16. Who makes federal laws?
  17. What are two parts of the US Congress?
    The Senate and House of Representatives
  18. How many US senators are there?
    One hundred
  19. We elect a US Senator for how many years?
    Six years
  20. Who is one of your state's US Senators now?
    Charles Schumer
  21. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
    Four hundred thirty five
  22. We elect a US Representative for how many years?
    Two years
  23. Name your US Representative
    Nidia Velasquez
  24. Who does a US Senator represent?
    All people of the state
  25. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?
    Because some states have more people
  26. We elect a President for how many years?
    Four years
  27. In what month do we vote for president?
  28. What is the name of the president of the United States now?
    Barack Obama
  29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?
    Joseph Biden
  30. If the president can no longer serve, who becomes president?
    The Vice president
  31. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
    The Speaker of the House
  32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
    The President
  33. Who signs bills to become laws?
    The President
  34. Who vetoes bills?
    The President
  35. What does the President's Cabinet do?
    Advises the President
  36. What are two Cabinet-level positions?
    Secretary of Defense Secretary of education
  37. What does the judicial branch do?
    Reviews laws
  38. What is the highest court in the United States?
    The supreme court
  39. How many justices are on the supreme court?
  40. Who is the chief Justice of the United States now?
    John Roberts
  41. Under our constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What in one power of the federal government?
    To print money
  42. Under our constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
    Provide schooling and education
  43. Who is the governor of your state now?
    Andrew Cuomo
  44. What is the capital of your state?
  45. What are the two mayor political parties in the United States?
    Democratic and Republican
  46. What is the political party of the president now?
  47. What is the name of the speaker of the House of representative now?
    Jonh Boehner
  48. There are four amendments to the constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them :
    Citizens eighteen and older can vote
  49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?
    Vote in a federal election
  50. Name one right only for United States citizens
    Vote in a federal election
  51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
    Freedom of expression freedom of speech
  52. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
    The United States
  53. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
    Give up loyalty to other countries
  54. How old do citizens have to be to vote for president?
    Eighteen and older
  55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
    Vote, join a political party
  56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax form?
    April 15
  57. When must all men register for the selective service?
    At age eighteen
  58. What is one reason colonist came to America?
  59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
    American Indians
  60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
  61. Why did the colonists fight the British?
    Because they didn't have self government
  62. Who wrote the declaration of independence?
    Thomas Jefferson
  63. When was the declaration of independence adopted?
    July 4, 1776
  64. There were 13 original states. Name three
    New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
  65. What happened at the constitutional convention?
    The constitution was written
  66. When was the constitution written?
  67. The federalist papers supported the passage of the US Constitution. Name one of the three writers
    John Jay
  68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
    US diplomat
  69. Who is the father of our country?
    George Washington
  70. Who was the first presiden?
    George Washington
  71. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
    The Louisiana territory
  72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
    Civil War
  73. Name one US war between the north and the South
    The civil war
  74. Name one problem that led to the civil war
  75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
    Freed the slaves
  76. What did the Emancipation proclamation do?
    Freed the slaves
  77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?
    Fought for women's rights
  78. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.
    World War I
  79. Who was president during World War I?
    Woodrow Wilson
  80. Who was president during World War ll?
    Franklin Roosevelt
  81. Who did the United States fight in world War ll?
    Japan, Germany and Italy
  82. Before he was president, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
    World War Il
  83. During the cold war, what was the main concern of the United States?
  84. What movement tried to end radical discrimination?
    Civil right movement
  85. What did Martin Luther King Jr do?
    Fought for civil rights
  86. What major even happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
    Terrorist attacked the United States
  87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States
  88. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States
  89. What ocean is on the west coast of the United States?
    Pacific Ocean
  90. What ocean is on the east coast of the United States?
    Atlantic Ocean
  91. Name one US territory
    Puerto Rico
  92. Name one state that borders Canada
    New York
  93. Name one state that borders Mexico
  94. What is the capital of the United States
    Washington DC
  95. Where is the statue of liberty?
    Liberty island
  96. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
    Because there were 13 original colonies
  97. Why does the flag have 50 stars?
    Because there is one star for each state
  98. What is the name of the national anthem?
    The star Spangled banner
  99. When do we celebrate independence Day?
    July 4
  100. Name two national US holidays
    President's day, independence Day
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