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Grades 5 and 6

USCIS part 3

What is one way Americans can participate in their democracy? vote; join a political party; help with a campaign; join a civic group; join a community group; give elected official your opinion; call Senators and Representatives; publicly support or oppose an issue; run for office; write to a newspaper
When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms? April 15, according to the latest version of the test
When must all men register for the Selective Service? at age eighteen (18); between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26)
What is one reason colonists came to America? freedom; political liberty; religious freedom; economic opportunity; practice their religion; escape persecution
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived? Native American Indians
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves? Africans; people from Africa
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
Who is the main author of the Declaration of Independence? (Thomas) Jefferson
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? July 4, 1776
There were 13 original colonies, now states. Name three. New Hampshire; Massachusetts; Rhode Island; Connecticut; New York; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Delaware; Maryland; Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina, Georgia
What happened at the Constitutional Convention? The Constitution was written; The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution
When was the Constitution written? 1787
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers. (James) Madison; (Alexander) Hamilton; (John) Jay
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; autho of "Poor Richard's Almanac"; started the first free library
Who is the "Father of Our Country"? (George) Washington
Created by: mdlk5
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