Citizenship Study Guide 2
Terms in this set (50)
What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
Freedom of expression
Freedom of speech
Freedom of assembly
Freedom to petition the government
The right to bear arms
What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
The United States
What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
Give up loyalty to other countries
Defend the Constitution and laws of the United States
Obey the laws of the United States
Serve in the U.S. military (if needed)
Serve (do important work for) the nation (if needed)
Be loyal to the United States
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
Eighteen (18) and older
What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
Join a political party
Help with a campaign
Join a civic group
Join a community group
Give an elected official your opinion on an issue
Publicly support or oppose an issue or policy
Run for office
Write to a newspaper
When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
When must all men register for the Selective Service?
At age eighteen (18)
Between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26)
What is one reason colonists came to America?
Practice their religion
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
People from Africa
Why did te colonists fight the British?
Because of high taxes (taxation without representation)
Because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding,quartering)
Because they didn't have self-government
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
There were 13 original states. Name three.
What happened a the Constitutional Convention?
The Constitution was written
The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution
When was the Constitution written?
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
Oldest member of the Constitutional Convention
First Postmaster General of the United States
Writer of "Poor Richards Almanac"
Started the first free libraries
Who is the "Father of Our Country"?
Who was the first President?
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
The Louisiana Territory
Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
War of 1812
Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.
The Civil War
The War between the States
Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
Freed the Slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)
Saved (or preserved) the Union
Led the United States during the Civil War
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
Freed the slaves
freed slaves in the Confederacy
Freed slaves in the Confederate states
Freed slaves in most Southern states
What did Susan B. Anthony do?
Fought for women's rights
Fought for civil rights
Name on war fought by the United States in the 1900s.
World War I
World War II
(Persian) Gulf War
Who was President during World War I?
Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
Who did the United States fight in World War II?
Japan, Germany, and Italy
Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
World War II
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
Civil rights (movement)
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?
Fought for civil rights
Worked for equality for all Americans
What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
Terrorists attacked the United States
Name one American Indian tribe in the United Sates.
Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.
What ocean is on the west Coast of the United States?
What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
Name one U.S. territory
U.S. Virgin Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Name one state that borders Canada.
Name one state that borders Mexico.
What is the capital of the United States?
Where is the Statue of Liberty?
New York (Harbor)
[also acceptable are New Jersey, near New York City, and on the Hudson (River)
Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
Because there were 13 original colonies
Because the stripes represent the original colonies
Why does the flag have 50 stars?
Because there is on star for each state
Because each star represents a state
Because there are 50 states
What is the name of the national anthem?
The Star-Spangled Banner
When do we celebrate Independence Day?
Name two national U.S. holidays.
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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