Civics (History & Government) Questions for the Naturalization Test
Principles of American Democracy
- What is the supreme law of the land? – the Constitution
- What does the Constitution do?
▪ sets up the government
▪ defines the government
▪ protects basic rights of Americans
- The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words? – We the People
- What is an amendment?
▪ a change (to the Constitution)
▪ an addition (to the Constitution)
- What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? – the Bill of Rights
- What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?
▪ petition the government
- How many amendments does the Constitution have? – twenty-seven (27)
- What did the Declaration of Independence do?
▪ announced our independence (from Great Britain)
▪ declared our independence (from Great Britain)
▪ said that the United States is free (from Great Britain)
- What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
▪ pursuit of happiness
- What is freedom of religion? – You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.
- What is the economic system in the United States?
▪ capitalist economy
▪ market economy
- 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.
The 100 civics (history and government) questions and answers for the naturalization test
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