Civics 101

To become a United States citizen, immigrants must pass a test of their basic knowledge of the Constitution and how we elect and run our government.

Do you ever wonder how well our own natural-born citizens would do if they had to take the citizenship test?

YouTube: Students Answer Citizenship Questions (starts at 1:28; play until 6:00)

 

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The Constitution

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The US Constitution, written in 1789, sets forth the powers and structure of the federal government and enumerates the rights and responsibilities of the States and the People.

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Terms of Federal Office: Executive

The Constitution defines the length of terms for the President and Vice-President.

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Terms of Federal Office: Legislative

The constitution sets the term of office for Senators and Members of the House of Representatives.

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Supreme Court

The Judicial branch of the government is headed by the Supreme Court.

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Rights of Citizens

The US constitution lists certain rights and responsibilities of citizens.

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Responsibilities of Citizens

The US Constitution enumerates rights and responsibilities of its citizens.

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Defense of the States

The States are guaranteed protection against violence, whether foreign or domestic.

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