Celebrate Citizenship Day! (September 17, 2012)

September 17 was designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. This year marks the U.S. Constitution’s 225th anniversary!

Many special Naturalization Ceremonies are being held at different locations across the country to honor this special day and anniversary! Before naturalizing, potential U.S. citizens must pass a naturalization test, which includes 10 civics questions, chosen from a pool of 100 possible questions. How well would you do on these sample questions?

1. What is the supreme law of the land?
2. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
3. What is one responsibility that is only for U.S. citizens?
4. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
5. What territory did the U.S. buy from France in 1803?
6. Who was the President during World War I?
7. Name one of the two longest rivers in the U.S.
8. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
9. When do we celebrate Independence Day?
10. When was the Constitution written?

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