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  1. Civics Test for Citizenship History and Government 100 Questions (51-75) by Christina Nevin modified by Don Fisher

  2. Question 51What are two rights of everyone living in the United States? • freedom of expression • freedom to petition the government • freedom of speech • freedom of worship • freedom of assembly • the right to bear arms Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  3. Question 52What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance? the United States the flag Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  4. Question 53What 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 Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  5. Question 54How old do citizens have to be to vote for President? eighteen (18) and older Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  6. Question 55What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy? • give an elected official your opinion on an issue • call Senators and Representatives • publicly support or oppose an issue or policy • run for office • write to a newspaper • vote • join a political party • help with a campaign • join a civic group • join a community group Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  7. Question 56When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms? April 15 Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  8. Question 57When must all men register for the Selective Service? at age eighteen (18) between eighteen (18) & twenty-six (26) Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  9. Question 58What is one reason colonists came to America? • freedom • political liberty • religious freedom • economic opportunity • practice their religion • escape persecution Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  10. Question 59Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived? Native Americans American Indians Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  11. Question 60What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves? Africans people from Africa Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  12. Question 61Why did the colonists fight the British? because of high taxes because the British army stayed in their homes because they didn’t have self-government Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  13. Question 62Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  14. Question 63When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? July 4, 1776 Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  15. Question 64There were 13 original states. Name three. New Hampshire New York Massachusetts Pennsylvania Rhode Island Connecticut Maryland New Jersey Delaware Virginia North Carolina Georgia South Carolina Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  16. Question 65What happened at the Constitutional Convention? The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution. Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  17. Question 66When was the Constitution written? 1787 Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  18. Question 67The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers. • James Madison • Alexander Hamilton • John Jay • Publius Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  19. Question 68What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for? • U.S. diplomat • writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac” • oldest member of the Constitutional Convention • started the first free libraries • first Postmaster General of the United States Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  20. Question 69Who is the “Father of Our Country?” George Washington Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  21. Question 70Who was the first President? George Washington Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  22. Question 71What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803? the Louisiana Territory Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  23. Question 72Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800’s. • War of 1812 • Mexican-American War • Civil War • Spanish-American War Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  24. Question 73Name the U.S. war between the North and the South. the Civil War Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  25. Question 74Name one problem that led to the Civil War. • slavery • economic reasons • states’ rights Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  26. Question 75What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did? • freed the slaves • saved the Union • led the United States during the Civil War Civics History and Government Test for Citizenship

  27. The End More lessons at www.elcivics.com