Following is the last of our annual two-part summer feature on the 100 questions U.S. naturalization candidates can be asked during a citizenship interview, as provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. Here are the last 50, with acceptable answers. For more information on naturalization, visit www.uscis.gov.
51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
52. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
53. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
54. How old do citizens have to be to vote for president?
55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
57. When must all men register for the Selective Service?
58. What is one reason colonists came to America?
59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
61. Why did the colonists fight the British?
62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
64. There were 13 original states. Name three.
65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
66. When was the Constitution written?
67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.
68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
69. Who is the “Father of Our Country”?
70. Who was the first President?
71. What territory did the U.S. buy from France in 1803?
72. Name one war fought by the U.S. in the 1800s.
73. Name the U.S. war between the north and the south.
74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?
78. Name one war fought by the U.S. in the 1900s.
79. Who wasp during World War I?
80. Who was president during the Great Depression and World War II?
81. Who did the U.S. fight in World War II?
82. Before he was president, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
83. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the U.S.?
84. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
85. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?
86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the U.S.?
87. Name one American Indian tribe in the U.S.
88. Name one of the two longest rivers in the U.S.
89. What ocean is on the West Coast of the U.S.?
90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the U.S.?
91. Name one U.S. territory.
92. Name one state that borders Canada.
93. Name one state that borders Mexico.
94. What is the capital of the U.S.?
95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?
96. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
97. Why does the flag have 50 stars?
98. What is the name of the national anthem?
99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?
100. Name two national U.S. holidays.
51. Freedom of expression; freedom of speech; freedom of assembly; freedom to petition the government; freedom of worship; the right to bear arms
52. The United States; the flag
53. Give up loyalty to other countries; defend the Constitution and laws of the U.S.; obey the laws of the U.S.; serve in the U.S. military (if needed); serve (do important work for) the nation (if needed); be loyal to the U.S.
54. 18 and older
55. 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
56. April 15
57. At age 18; between 18 and 26
58. Freedom; political liberty; religious freedom; economic opportunity; practice their religion; escape persecution
59. American Indians; native Indians
60. Africans; people from Africa
61. 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. Thomas Jefferson
63. July 4, 1776
64. New Hampshire; Massachusetts; Rhode Island; Connecticut; New York; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Delaware; Maryland; Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; Georgia
65. The Constitution was written; the founding fathers wrote the Constitution
67. James Madison; Alexander Hamilton; John Jay; Publius
68. U.S. diplomat; oldest member of the Constitutional Convention; first postmaster general of the U.S.; writer of Poor Richard’s Almanac; started the first free libraries
69. George Washington
70. George Washington
71. The Louisiana Territory
72. War of 1812; Mexican American War; Civil War; Spanish American War
73. Civil War; war between the states
74. Slavery; economic reasons; states’ rights
75. Freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation); saved (or preserved) the Union; led the U.S. during the Civil War
76. Freed the slaves; freed slaves in the Confederacy; freed slaves in the Confederate states; freed slaves in most southern states
77. Fought for women’s rights; fought for civil rights
78. World War I; World War II; Korean War; Vietnam War; Persian Gulf War
79. Woodrow Wilson
80. Franklin Roosevelt
81. Japan, Germany and Italy
82. World War II
84. Civil rights movement
85. Fought for civil rights; worked for equality for all Americans
86. Terrorists attacked the U.S.
87. Cherokee; Navajo; Sioux; Chippewa; Choctaw; Pueblo; Apache; Iroquois; Creek; Blackfeet; Seminole; Cheyenne; Arawak; Shawnee; Mohegan; Huron; Oneida; Lakota; Crow; Teton; Hopi; Inuit
88. Missouri River; Mississippi River
89. Pacific Ocean
90. Atlantic Ocean
91. Puerto Rico; U.S. Virgin Islands; American Samoa; Northern Mariana Islands; Guam
92. Maine; New Hampshire; Vermont; New York; Pennsylvania; Ohio; Michigan; Minnesota; North Dakota; Montana; Idaho; Washington; Alaska
93. California; Arizona; New Mexico; Texas
94. Washington, D.C.
95. New York Harbor; Liberty Island
96. Because there were 13 original colonies; because the stripes represent the original colonies
97. Because there is one star for each state; because each star represents a state; because there are 50 states
98. The Star Spangled Banner
99. July 4
100. New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Presidents’ Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Columbus Day; Veterans Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas.