US Naturalization Test (New)

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100 terms · Questions of the New US Naturalization Test. For some questions, only a few answers are given. Unfortunately, I cannot specify "2 out of 5" questions on quizlet. Nonetheless the provided answers will allow you to pass the test. Note, you need to know your US senator, representation, your governor and the state capitol.

the Constitution

What is the supreme law of the land?

sets up the government, defines the government, protects basic rights of Americans

What does the Constitution do?

We the People

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

a change or addition to the Constitution

What is an amendment?

the Bill of Rights

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

speech, religion, assembly, press, petition the government

What are five rights or freedoms from the First Amendment?

27

How many amendments does the Constitution have?

declared our independence from Great Britain

What did the Declaration of Independence do?

life, liberty, pursuit of happiness

What are three rights in the Declaration of Independence?

You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.

What is freedom of religion

capitalist or market economy

What is the economic system in the United States

Everyone must follow the law. Leaders must obey the law. Government must obey the law. No one is above the law.

What is the "rule of law"

Congress (legislative), President (executive), the courts (judicial)

Name the three branches of the government.

checks and balances, separation of powers

What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful

the President

Who is in charge of the executive branch

Congress

Who makes federal laws

the Senate and House of Representatives

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

100

How many U.S. Senators are there

6

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

435

The House of Representatives has how many voting members

2

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

all people of the state

Who does a U.S. Senator represent

they have more people

Why do some states have more Representatives than other states

4

We elect a President for how many years

November

In what month do we vote for President

Barack Hussein Obama

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

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

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

the Vice President

If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President

the Speaker of the House

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

the President

Who is the Commander in Chief of the military

the President

Who signs bills to become laws

the President

Who vetoes bills

advises the President

What does the President's Cabinet do

Secretary of State, Attorney General

What are two Cabinet-level positions*

reviews and explains laws, resolves disputes, decides if a law goes against the Constitution

What does the judicial branch do

the Supreme Court

What is the highest court in the United States

9

How many justices are on the Supreme Court

John G. Roberts, Jr.

Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now

print money, declare war, create an army, make treaties

Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What are four powers of the federal government

provide protection, safety, schooling and education, issue driver's license, approve zoning and land use

Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What are three powers of the states

Democratic and Republican

What are the two major political parties in the United States

Democratic Party

What is the political party of the President now

Nancy Pelosi

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

A male citizen of any race can vote. Any citizen can vote. You don't have to pay to vote. Citizens 18 and older can vote.

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

serve on a jury, vote in a federal election

What are two responsibilities that is only for United States citizens

vote in a federal election, run for federal office

Name two rights only for United States citizens.

freedom of speech, the right to bear arms

What are two rights of everyone living in the United State*

the flag and the United States

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

obey the laws of the United States

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

18 and older

How old do citizens have to be to vote for President

vote, run for office

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

April 15

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

between 18 and 26

When must all men register for the Selective Service

religious freedom

What is one reason colonists came to America*

Native Americans

Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived

people from Africa

What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves

because of high taxes and they didn't have self-government

Why did the colonists fight the British*

Thomas Jefferson

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted

Delaware, Maryland, Georgia

There were 13 original states. Name three.*

The Constitution was written.

What happened at the Constitutional Convention

1787

When was the Constitution written

James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay

The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name the writers.

first Postmaster General of the United States

What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for*

George Washington

Who is the "Father of Our Country"

George Washington

Who was the first President

the Louisiana Territory

What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803

War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish-American War

Name the four wars fought by the United States in the 1800s.

the Civil War

Name the U.S. war between the North and the South

slavery

Name one problem that led to the Civil War

freed the slaves

What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did

freed the slaves

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do

fought for women's rights

What did Susan B. Anthony do

World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War

Name the five wars fought by the United States in the 1900s.

Woodrow Wilson

Who was President during World War I

Franklin Roosevelt

Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II

Japan, Germany, and Italy

Who did the United States fight in World War II

World War II

Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in

Communism

During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States

civil rights movement

What movement tried to end racial discrimination

fought for civil rights

What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do

Terrorists attacked the United States.

What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States

Cherokee, Navajo

Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.*

Missouri River, Mississippi River

Name the two longest rivers in the United States.

Pacific Ocean

What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States

Atlantic Ocean

What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States

Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam

Name the five U.S. territories.

New York

Name one state that borders Canada.*

Texas

Name one state that borders Mexico.*

Washington, D.C.

What is the capital of the United States

New York Harbor

Where is the Statue of Liberty

because there were 13 original colonies

Why does the flag have 13 stripes

because there are 50 states

Why does the flag have 50 stars

The Star-Spangled Banner

What is the name of the national anthem

July 4

When do we celebrate Independence Day

Memorial Day, Labor Day

Name two national U.S. holidays.*

John Cornyn, Kay Bailey Hutchison

[TX] Who are your state's U.S. Senators now

Sam Johnson

[TX-Rowlett] Name your U.S. Representative

Rick Perry

[TX] Who is the Governor of your state now

Austin

[TX] What is the capital of your state

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