Citizenship examination: the united states of america

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  1. What do the stars on the flag of the United States mean?

  1. How many stripes are there on the flag of the United States?

  1. What is the date of Independence Day?

  1. What nation/country did the United States fight during the Revolutionary War?

  1. Who was the first President of the United States?

  1. Who is the current Vice President of the United States?

  1. Who elects the President of the United States?

  1. What is the term for a change to the Constitution?

  1. How many changes have been made to the Constitution?

  1. What are the three branches in the government of the United States?

  1. How many senators are there in the United States Congress?

  1. Name the two senators from your state.

  1. How long are the terms for members of the House of Representatives?

  1. What is the Bill of Rights?

  1. What is the capital of your state?

  1. Who is the current Governor of your state?

  1. What were the 49th and 50th states admitted into the United States?

  1. According to the United States Constitution, a person must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to become President. Name one of these requirements.

  1. What is the number of Supreme Court justices?

  1. Why did the Pilgrims come to America?

  1. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?

  1. Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?

  1. What is the minimum voting age in the United States?

  1. Who has the power to declare war?

  1. Who is the current President of the United States?

  1. Our country’s first constitution was called: 6. Our first Vice President was:

    1. the Articles of Confederation a. Alexander Hamilton

    2. the Declaration of Independence b. Thomas Jefferson

    3. the “Federalist Papers” c. Benjamin Franklin

    4. the Emancipation Proclamation d. John Adams

  1. Laws for the United States are made by: 7. The Bill of Rights is:

    1. the President a. the first 10 amendments

    2. the Senate b. the 15th Amendment

    3. Congress c. the entire Constitution

    4. the Supreme Court d. all of the amendments

  1. The longest possible time a person could now 8. If neither the President nor Vice President

serve as President is: can serve, the position would be filled by:

    1. 4 years a. the Speaker of the House

    2. 8 years b. the Chief Justice

    3. 10 years c. the elected President of the Senate

    4. 12 years d. the Secretary of State

  1. A man accused of a crime in court has a right to: 9. The major department head is who appointed by

    1. hear the witnesses against him the President to deal with foreign countries is the:

    2. be tried wherever he wants a. Secretary of Defense

    3. have any judge he wants b. Secretary of State

    4. change courts c. Attorney General

d. Secretary of Commerce

  1. Invoking the 5th Amendment means an accused man: 10. The President is elected if he or she:

    1. refuses to testify against himself a. wins a majority of the electoral votes

    2. refuses to be tried again b. wins most of the country’s votes

    3. demands a grand jury c. wins all of the states’ votes

    4. wants to appeal his case d. wins most of the states’ votes

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