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U.S. Citizenship Preparation - Civics (History and Government)

Civics (History and Government) 100 Questions for the Naturalization Test. Check if you would pass the Naturalization Test.

What does the Constitution do?

What is an amendment?

What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?

What did the Declaration of Independence do?

What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?

What is freedom of religion?

What is the economic system in the United States?

What is the “rule of law”?

Name one branch or part of the government.

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

Who is in charge of the executive branch?

Who makes federal laws?

What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?

How many U.S. Senators are there?

We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? 

Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?

Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents and residents of U.S. territories should answer that D.C. (or the territory where the applicant lives) has no U.S. Senators.]

check https://www.senate.gov/senators/index.htm

The House of Representatives has how many voting members? 

We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?

Name your U.S. Representative.

Answers will vary. [Residents of territories with nonvoting Delegates or Resident Commissioners may provide the name of that Delegate or Commissioner. Also acceptable is any statement that the territory has no (voting) Representatives in Congress.]

check https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Who does a U.S. Senator represent?

Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?

We elect a President for how many years?

In what month do we vote for President?

What is the name of the President of the United States now?

What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?

If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

Who signs bills to become laws?

Who vetoes bills?

What does the President’s Cabinet do?

What are two Cabinet-level positions?

What does the judicial branch do?

What is the highest court in the United States?

How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?

Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?

Who is the Governor of your state now?

Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. does not have a Governor.] 

Visit usa.gov/states-and-territories to find the Governor of your state.

What is the capital of your state?

Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. is not a state and does not have a capital. Residents of U.S. territories should name the capital of the territory.]

check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_capitals_in_the_United_States

What are the two major political parties in the United States?

What is the political party of the President now?

What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?

What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?

What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?

How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?

What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?

When must all men register for the Selective Service?

Name one right only for United States citizens.

What is the supreme law of the land?

The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?

How many amendments does the Constitution have?