Typical Citizenship Examination Questions #4

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  1. Name 3 rights or freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights? (a) the right of freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly and requesting change of government (b) the right to bear arms (c) the government may not quarter, or house, soldiers in the peoples homes during peacetime without the peoples consent (d) the government may not search or take a persons property without a warrant (e) a person may not be tried twice for the same crime and does not have to testify against himself (f) a person charged with a crime still has some rights, such as the right to a trial and to have a lawyer (g) the right to trial by jury in most cases (h) protects people against excessive or unreasonable fines or cruel and unusual punishment (l) the people have rights other than those mentioned in the Constitution. Any power not given to the federal government by the Constitution is a power of either the state or the people.
  2. Who has the power to declare war? The Congress
  3. What kind of government does the United States have? Republican
  4. Which President freed the slaves? Abraham Lincoln
  5. In what year was the Constitution written? 1787
  6. What are the first 10 amendments to the Constitution called? The Bill of Rights
  7. Name one purpose of the United Nations. For countries to discuss and try to resolve world problems; to provide economic aid to many countries
  8. Where does Congress meet? In the capitol in Washington, D.C.
  9. Whose rights are guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? Everyone (citizens and non-citizens living in the U.S.)
  10. What is the introduction to the Constitution called? The preamble
  11. Name one benefit of being a citizen of the United States. Obtain federal government jobs; travel with a U.S. passport; petition for close relatives to come to the U.S. to live
  12. What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens? The right to vote
  13. What is the United States capitol? The place where Congress meets
  14. What is the White House? The Presidents official home
  15. Where is the White House located? Washington, D.C. (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW)
  16. What is the name of the President's official home? The White House
  17. Name one right guaranteed by the First Amendment. Freedom of: speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, and requesting change of the government
  18. Who is the commander-in-chief of the U.S. military? The President
  19. Which President was the first commander-in-chief of the U.S. military? George Washington
  20. In what month do we vote for the President? November
  21. In what month is the new President inaugurated? January
  22. How many times may a senator be re-elected? There is no limit
  23. How many times may a congressman be re-elected? There is no limit
  24. What are the 2 major political parties in the U.S. today? Democratic and Republican
  25. How many states are there in the United States? 50