Alli Snow (allisnow) wrote,
Alli Snow

Here's the answers for the U.S. citizenship test! Plus lots of links, cause I have too much time on my hands ;)

1. How many stars are there in our flag?


2. What do the stars on the flag mean?

One for each state in the union.

3. How many stripes are there in the flag?


4. What do the stripes on the flag mean?

They represent the 13 original colonies.

5. How many states are there in the Union?


5. Who was the first President of the United States?

George Washington.

6. Who is the President of the United States today?

George W. Bush.

7. Who is the Vice-President of the United States today?

Richard Cheney.

8. Who becomes the President of the United States if the President should die?

The Vice-President.

9. What is the Constitution?

The supreme law of the land.

10. What do we call a change to the Constitution?


11. What are the three branches of our government?

Legislative, Executive and Judiciary.

12. Who makes the laws in the United States?


13. Can you name the two senators from your state?

Depends on your state!

14. How many representatives are there in Congress?


15. For how long do we elect the representatives?

2 years
16. What is the supreme law of the United States?

The Constitution ;)

17. What is the Bill of Rights?

The first 10 amendments of the Constitution.

18. Who is the current governor of your state?

Again, depends.

19. Who becomes President of the United States if the President and the Vice-President should die?

The Speaker of the House of Representatives.

20. Can you name the 13 original states?

Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, and Maryland.

21. Which countries were our enemies during World War II?

Germany, Italy and Japan.

22. According to the Constitution, a person must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to become President. Name one of these requirements.

Must be a natural born citizen of the United States; Must be at least 35 years old by the time he/she will serve; Must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years

23. What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?

That all men are created equal.

24. What is the national anthem of the United States?

The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key.

25. Who was President during the Civil War?

Abraham Lincoln.

26. Which President is called the "Father of our country?"

George Washington.

27. What is the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?

The Mayflower.

28. Name 3 rights or freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

1. The right of freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly and requesting change of government.
2. The right to bear arms (the right to have weapons or own a gun, though subject to certain regulations).
3. The government may not quarter, or house, soldiers in the people's homes during peacetime without the people's consent.
4. The government may not search or take a person's property without a warrant.
5. A person may not be tried twice for the same crime and does not have to testify against him/herself.
6. A person charged with a crime still has some rights, such as the right to a trial and to have a lawyer.
7. The right to trial by jury in most cases.
8. Protects people against excessive or unreasonable fines or cruel and unusual punishment.
9. The people have rights other than those mentioned in the Constitution.
10. Any power not given to the federal government by the Constitution is a power of either the states or the people.

29. What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens?

The right to vote (I know, this is kind of a matter of opinion, but that's what the government considers the most important *g*)

30. What are the 2 major political parties in the U.S. today?

The Democrats and the Republicans.

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