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Can You Pass The United States Citizenship Test?

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  1. OK, if you get six of these ten questions right, you pass the civics portion of the citizenship test:

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    Gave women the right to vote.
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    Freed slaves in most Southern states.
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    Ended World War I.
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    Gave the United States independence from Great Britain.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It freed slaves in most Southern states!

    "The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves. Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, during the Civil War. It said that slaves in the Southern states were free. Slaves could then join the United States Army. 185,000 African Americans fought in the Civil War. They fought for the Union and for freedom." - from the United States civics practice test at my.uscis.gov

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    Oil
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    Westward expansion
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    Sugar
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    Slavery
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    It was slavery!

    "Some people believed slavery should be illegal. Other people did not. When the Civil War started in 1861, enslaved African Americans worked on farms and in cities. Many people in the South believed their economy and daily life needed slaves. Many people in the North wanted to stop slavery. The South fought the Civil War because they wanted states' rights to keep slavery legal. The North won the war in 1865. Slavery became illegal in all states. Slavery, economic reasons, and states' rights were problems that led to the Civil War." - From the United States civics practice test at my.uscis.gov

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    Conservation
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    Women's suffrage
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    Civil rights movement
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    Prohibition
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    It was the civil rights movement!

    "Unfair treatment of African Americans continued into the 1900s. In many places, African Americans were not allowed to vote. They had to go to separate schools, and use separate public spaces. In the 1950s and 1960s, people of all races worked for equal rights for all Americans. People gave speeches. They organized peaceful marches and protests. They demanded that the government change its laws and protect the rights of all Americans." - From the United States civics test at my.uscis.gov

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    100
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    52
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    50
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    435
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    There are 100 U.S. senators!

    "There are 100 U.S. senators. There are two senators from each state. All states have the same number of U.S. senators. There are 50 states, so there are 100 senators." - From the United States civics test at my.uscis.gov

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    Because of the state's location
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    Because the state's Representatives have seniority in the House of Representatives
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    Because of the state's population
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    Because of the state's geographical size
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    It's because of the state's population!

    "Some states have more representatives than other states because they have more people. We know how many people live in each state because of the census. Every ten years, the United States government counts the people of the United States in the census. The census results decide how many representatives come from each state. The state is divided into districts. Each district elects one representative. If the number of people in a state changes, the number of representatives might change." - From the United States civics test at my.uscis.gov

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    Barack Obama
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    Antonin Scalia
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    John G. Roberts, Jr.
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    Anthony Kennedy
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    It's John G. Roberts, Jr.!

    "The Chief Justice of the United States is the leader of the judicial branch. This person is one of nine justices of the Supreme Court." - From the United States civics practice test at my.uscis.gov

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    1776
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    1787
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    1790
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    1789
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    It was 1787!

    "The Constitution was written in 1787. The American army won the War of Independence in 1783. For several years, the United States was governed by a congress of representatives from the states. But in 1787, delegates for the states met in Philadelphia to create a stronger federal government. They wrote the Constitution that gave the framework for the government we have today. The Constitution was written in 1787." - From the United States civics practice test at my.uscis.gov

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    6
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    2
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    8
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    4
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    We elect representatives for 2 years!

    "We elect a U.S. representative for two years. Representatives can run for office as many times as they want. Their job is to represent the people who live in their district in the House of Representatives." - From the United States civics practice test at my.uscic.gov

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    Everyone but the president must follow the law.
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    Everyone must follow the law.
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    Government does not have to follow the law.
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    All laws must be the same in every state.
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    It means everyone must follow the law!

    "In the United States, everyone must follow the law. All people and groups must follow the law. Government officials must follow the law. Everyone is equal under the government. This way, the government can protect everyone's rights. The rule of law means that everyone must follow the law." - From the United States civics practice test at my.uscis.gov

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    James Madison
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    Thomas Jefferson
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    John Adams
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    George Washington
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    It was James Madison!

    "James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay wrote the Federalist Papers. The U.S. Constitution was written at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. People at the Constitutional Convention decided how the government should work. Then James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay wrote the Federalist Papers. The Federalist Papers explained the new government. They said that the new United States needed the Constitution. Newspapers all over the United States published the Federalist Papers." - From the United States civics practice test at my.uscis.gov

Source for questions and information: https://my.uscis.gov/prep/test/civics

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