Typical Citizenship Examination Questions #3

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  1. 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.
  2. Why are there 100 senators in the senate? 2 from each state
  3. Who selects the Supreme Court justices? Appointed by the President
  4. How many Supreme Court justices are there? 9
  5. Why did the pilgrims come to America? For religious freedom
  6. What is the head executive of a state government called? Governor
  7. What is the head executive of a city government called? Mayor
  8. What holiday was celebrated for the first time by the American colonists? Thanksgiving
  9. Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson
  10. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? July 4, 1776
  11. What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence? That all men are created equal
  12. What is the national anthem of the United States? The Star-Spangled Banner
  13. Who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"? Francis Scott Key
  14. Where does freedom of speech come from? The Bill of Rights
  15. What is the minimum voting age in the United States? 18
  16. Who signs bills into law? The President
  17. What is the highest court in the United States? The Supreme Court
  18. Who was the President during the Civil War? Abraham Lincoln
  19. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do? Freed many slaves
  20. What special group advises the President? The Cabinet
  21. Which President is called the "father of our country"? George Washington
  22. What immigration and naturalization service form is used to apply to become a naturalized citizen? Form N-400, application to file petition for naturalization
  23. Who helped the pilgrims in America? The American Indians (Native Americans)
  24. What is the name of the ship that brought the pilgrims to America? The Mayflower
  25. What were the 13 original states of the United States called? Colonies