By Barb Stephens
Do you know enough to become a citizen? Take this test and find out!
1. Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. He was looking for a short route to the Orient.
2. Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia.
3. Twenty-six amendments have been made so far.
4. Both Houses of Congress must pass the amendment, and 36 states must ratify and approve it.
5. The 15th amendment gave all American citizens the right to vote, regardless of race, creed, or color.
6. The Constitution of the United States was adopted March 4, 1789.
7. A republic. In a republican form of government the supreme power rests in all citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives elected directly or indirectly by them and responsible to them, while in a monarchy the head of the nation is a line who inherits the throne.
8. Each state has as many Presidential electors as it has United States Senators and Representatives.
9. It gave us Equality before the laws regardless of race, color, or religion. It gives us freedom so long as we do not interfere with the rights of others.
10. The Bill of Rights.
11. The English were first with permanent colonies.
12. Referendum means that people may ratify or annul acts of the legislature.
13. Red is for courage, White stands for truth, and Blue is for justice.
14. Abraham Lincoln was President, 1861 - 1865.
15. The Declaration of Independence, signed at Philadelphia. Declared our independence from England.
16. Liberty, Equality, and Justice.
17. A native-born American citizen who is at least 35 years old.
18. Congress meets in Washington D.C. on January third of each year.
19. To provide a system of checks and balances to prevent any group from becoming too strong.
20. There are nine Justices in the Supreme Court. They serve for life with good behavior.
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