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100 Sample Citizenship Interview Test Practice Questions

SECTION 2: AMERICAN HISTORY (New Test Questions)

Note: If you are applying for citizenship application after Oct 1, 2008, when you are having an interview with a Citizenship Officer, you will be asked some of the questions listed below. To prepare for your interview test, the best tool you can use is the Free U.S. Citizenship Test Practice System.

* If you are 65 years old or older and have been a legal permanent resident of the United States for 20 or more years, you may study just the questions that have been marked with an asterisk.

Part A: Colonial Period and Independence

58. What is one reason colonists came to America?

freedom
political liberty
religious freedom
economic opportunity
practice their religion
escape persecution

59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

American Indians
Native Americans

60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?

Africans
people from Africa

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61. Why did the colonists fight the British?

because of high taxes (taxation without representation)
because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding, quartering)
because they didn't have self-government

62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

(Thomas) Jefferson

63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4, 1776

64. There were 13 original states. Name three.

New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Delaware
Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia

65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

The Constitution was written.
The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution.

66. When was the Constitution written?

1787

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67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.

(James) Madison
(Alexander) Hamilton
(John) Jay
Publius

68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

U.S. diplomat
oldest member of the Constitutional Convention
first Postmaster General of the United States
writer of "Poor Richard's Almanac"
started the first free libraries

69. Who is the "Father of Our Country"?

(George) Washington

70. Who was the first President?*

(George) Washington

Part B: 1800s

71. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?

the Louisiana Territory
Louisiana

72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

War of 1812
Mexican-American War
Civil War
Spanish-American War

73. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.

the Civil War
the War between the States

74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.

slavery
economic reasons
states' rights

75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?*

freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)
saved (or preserved) the Union
led the United States during the Civil War

76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

freed the slaves
freed slaves in the Confederacy
freed slaves in the Confederate states
freed slaves in most Southern states

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77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?

fought for women's rights
fought for civil rights

Part C: Recent American History and Other Important Historical Information

78. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.*

World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
(Persian) Gulf War

79. Who was President during World War I?

(Woodrow) Wilson

80. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?

(Franklin) Roosevelt

81. Who did the United States fight in World War II?

Japan, Germany, and Italy

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82. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?

World War II

83. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?

Communism

84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

civil rights (movement)

85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?*

fought for civil rights
worked for equality for all Americans

86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?

Terrorists attacked the United States.

87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.

[USCIS Officers will be supplied with a list of federally recognized American Indian tribes.]
Cherokee
Navajo
Sioux
Chippewa
Choctaw
Pueblo
Apache
Iroquois
Creek
Blackfeet
Seminole
Cheyenne
Arawak
Shawnee
Mohegan
Huron
Oneida
Lakota
Crow
Teton
Hopi
Inuit



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