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48. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

Citizens eighteen (18) and older (can vote).
You don’t have to pay (a poll tax) to vote.
Any citizen can vote. (Women and men can vote.)
A male citizen of any race (can vote).

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49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?*

serve on a jury
vote in a federal election

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50. Name one right only for United States citizens.

vote in a federal election
run for federal office

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51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

freedom of expression
freedom of speech
freedom of assembly
freedom to petition the government
freedom of religion
the right to bear arms

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52. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

the United States
the flag

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53. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?

give up loyalty to other countries
defend the Constitution and laws of the United States
obey the laws of the United States
serve in the U.S. military (if needed)
serve (do important work for) the nation (if needed)
be loyal to the United States

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54. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?*

eighteen (18) and older

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55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

vote
join a political party
help with a campaign
join a civic group
join a community group
give an elected official your opinion on an issue call Senators and Representatives
publicly support or oppose an issue or policy run for office
write to a newspaper

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56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?*

April 15

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57. When must all men register for the Selective Service?

between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26)