US Citizenship Test

US Citizenship Test Review – Colonial Period and Independence

Civics (History & Government) Questions for the Naturalization Test

American History

Colonial Period and Independence

  1. What is one reason colonists came to America?
    ▪ freedom
    ▪ political liberty
    ▪ religious freedom
    ▪ economic opportunity
    ▪ practice their religion
    ▪ escape persecution
  2. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
    ▪ American Indians
    ▪ Native Americans
  3. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
    ▪ Africans
    ▪ people from Africa
  4. 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-government
  5. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? – (Thomas) Jefferson
  6. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? – July 4, 1776
  7. 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
    ▪ Georgia
  8. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
    ▪ The Constitution was written.
    ▪ The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution.
  9. When was the Constitution written? – 1787
  10. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.
    ▪ (James) Madison
    ▪ (Alexander) Hamilton
    ▪ (John) Jay
    ▪ Publius
  11. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
    ▪ U.S. diplomat
    ▪ oldest member of the Constitutional Convention
    ▪ first Postmaster General of the United States
    ▪ writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac”
    ▪ started the first free libraries
  12. Who is the “Father of Our Country”? – (George) Washington
  13. Who was the first President? – (George) Washington

The 100 civics (history and government) questions and answers for the naturalization test

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