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

- Children 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 the United States citizens?

- Serve on a jury
- Vote on a federal election

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50. Name one right only for the 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?

- 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?

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

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58. What is one reason colonists came to America?

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

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59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

- American Indians
- Native Americans

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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

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62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

- Thomas Jefferson

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63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4, 1776

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64. There were 13 original states. Name three

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

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65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

- The Constitution was written
- The founding Fathers wrote the Constitution

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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 Hamilto
- John Jay
- Publius

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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

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

George Washington

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70. Who was the first President?

George Washington