Civics Questions - Naturalization Test

1. What is the supreme law of the land?
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11. What is the economic system in the United States?▪ capitalist economy ▪ market economy12. What is the "rule of law"?▪ Everyone must follow the law. ▪ Leaders must obey the law. ▪ Government must obey the law. ▪ No one is above the law.13. Name one branch or part of the government.▪ Congress ▪ legislative ▪ President ▪ executive ▪ the courts ▪ judicial14. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?▪ checks and balances ▪ separation of powers15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?the President16. Who makes federal laws?▪ Congress ▪ Senate and House (of Representatives) ▪ (U.S. or national) legislature17. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?▪ the Senate and House (of Representatives)18. How many U.S. Senators are there?10019. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?620. Who is one of your state's U.S. Senators now?Roy Blunt Josh Hawley21. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?43522. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?223. Name your U.S. Representative.Ann Wagner24. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?▪ all people of the state25. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?▪ (because) some states have more people26. We elect a President for how many years?427. In what month do we vote for President?November28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?Joe Biden29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?Kamala Harris30. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?▪ the Vice President31. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?▪ the Speaker of the House32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?▪ the President33. Who signs bills to become laws?▪ the President34. Who vetoes bills?▪ the President35. What does the President's Cabinet do?▪ advises the President36. What are two Cabinet-level positions?▪ Secretary of Agriculture ▪ Secretary of Commerce ▪ Secretary of Defense ▪ Secretary of Education ▪ Secretary of Energy ▪ Secretary of Health and Human Services ▪ Secretary of Homeland Security ▪ Secretary of Housing and Urban Development ▪ Secretary of the Interior ▪ Secretary of Labor ▪ Secretary of State ▪ Secretary of Transportation ▪ Secretary of the Treasury ▪ Secretary of Veterans Affairs ▪ Attorney General ▪ Vice President37. What does the judicial branch do?▪ reviews laws ▪ explains laws ▪ resolves disputes (disagreements) ▪ decides if a law goes against the Constitution38. What is the highest court in the United States?▪ the Supreme Court39. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?940. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?John Roberts41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?▪ to print money ▪ to declare war ▪ to create an army ▪ to make treaties42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?▪ provide schooling and education ▪ provide protection (police) ▪ provide safety (fire departments) ▪ give a driver's license ▪ approve zoning and land use43. Who is the Governor of your state now?Michael L. Parson44. What is the capital of your state?Jefferson City45. What are the two major political parties in the United States?▪ Democratic and Republican46. What is the political party of the President now?Democratic (Party)47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?Nancy Pelosi48. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.▪ Citizens eighteen (18) and older (can vote). ▪ You don't have to pay (a poll tax) to vote. ▪ Any citizen can vote. (Women and men can vote.) ▪ A male citizen of any race (can vote).49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?▪ serve on a jury ▪ vote in a federal election50. Name one right only for United States citizens.▪ vote in a federal election ▪ run for federal office51. 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 ▪ freedom of religion ▪ the right to bear arms52. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?▪ the United States ▪ the flag53. 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 States54. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?18 and older55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?▪ vote ▪ join a political party ▪ run for office ▪ call Senators and Representatives56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?▪ April 1557. When must all men register for the Selective Service?▪ at age eighteen (18) ▪ between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26)58. What is one reason colonists came to America?▪ freedom ▪ political liberty ▪ religious freedom ▪ economic opportunity59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?▪ Native Americans60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?▪ Africans61. Why did the 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-government62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?▪ (Thomas) Jefferson63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?▪ July 4, 177664. There were 13 original states. Name three.▪ New Hampshire ▪ Massachusetts ▪ Rhode Island ▪ Connecticut ▪ New York ▪ New Jersey ▪ Pennsylvania ▪ Delaware ▪ Maryland ▪ Virginia ▪ North Carolina ▪ South Carolina ▪ Georgia65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?▪ The Constitution was written.66. When was the Constitution written?▪ 178767. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.▪ (James) Madison ▪ (Alexander) Hamilton ▪ (John) Jay ▪ Publius68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?▪ first Postmaster General of the United States69. Who is the "Father of Our Country"?▪ (George) Washington70. Who was the first President?*▪ (George) Washington71. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?▪ the Louisiana Territory72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.▪ War of 1812 ▪ Mexican-American War ▪ Civil War ▪ Spanish-American War73. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.▪ the Civil War74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.▪ slavery ▪ economic reasons ▪ states' rights75. 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 War76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?▪ freed the slaves77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?▪ fought for women's rights ▪ fought for civil rights78. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.▪ World War I ▪ World War II ▪ Korean War ▪ Vietnam War ▪ (Persian) Gulf War79. Who was President during World War I?▪ (Woodrow) Wilson80. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?▪ (Franklin) Roosevelt81. Who did the United States fight in World War II?▪ Japan, Germany, and Italy82. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?▪ World War II83. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?▪ Communism84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?▪ civil rights (movement)85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?▪ fought for civil rights ▪ worked for equality for all Americans86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?▪ Terrorists attacked the United States.87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.▪ Cherokee ▪ Navajo ▪ Sioux ▪ Chippewa88. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.▪ Missouri (River) ▪ Mississippi (River)89. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?▪ Pacific (Ocean)90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?▪ Atlantic (Ocean)91. Name one U.S. territory.▪ Puerto Rico ▪ U.S. Virgin Islands ▪ American Samoa ▪ Northern Mariana Islands ▪ Guam92. Name one state that borders Canada.▪ Maine ▪ Minnesota ▪ Washington93. Name one state that borders Mexico.▪ California ▪ Arizona ▪ New Mexico ▪ Texas94. What is the capital of the United States?▪ Washington, D.C.95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?▪ New York (Harbor) ▪ Liberty Island96. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?▪ because there were 13 original colonies97. Why does the flag have 50 stars?▪ because there are 50 states98. What is the name of the national anthem?▪ The Star-Spangled Banner99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?▪ July 4100. Name two national U.S. holidays.▪ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ▪ Memorial Day ▪ Labor Day ▪ Thanksgiving