U.S. Civics Test – Rights and Responsibilities

U.S. Civics Test - Rights and Responsibilities

# 1: All of the following are amendments to the Constitution about who can vote, except:

Voting is one of the most important civic responsibilities of citizens in the United States. In a democratic society, the people choose the leaders who will represent them.

There are four amendments to the Constitution about voting. The 15th Amendment permits American men of all races to vote. It was written after the Civil War and the end of slavery.

The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. It resulted from the women's suffrage movement (the women's rights movement).

After the 15th Amendment was passed, some leaders of the southern states were upset that African Americans could vote. These leaders designed fees called poll taxes to stop them from voting. The 24th Amendment made these poll taxes illegal.

The 26th Amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 (not 16).

# 2: Which of the following is one right for everyone living in the United States.

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights give many of the same rights to all people living in the United States. These rights include the freedom of expression, of religion, of speech, of assembly, of worship, to petition the government, and the right to bear arms. All people living in the United States also have many of the same duties as citizens, such as paying taxes and obeying the laws.

Only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections and run for federal office.

# 3: Which of the following is one right for everyone living in the United States.

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights give many of the same rights to all people living in the United States. These rights include the freedom of expression, of religion, of speech, of assembly, of worship, to petition the government, and the right to bear arms. All people living in the United States also have many of the same duties as citizens, such as paying taxes and obeying the laws.

Only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections and run for federal office.

# 4: Which of the following is one right or freedom from the first amendment to the Constitution?

Two clauses in the First Amendment guarantee freedom of religion.

# 5: Which of the following is one right that is only for United States citizens?

U.S. citizens have the right to vote in federal elections. Permanent residents can vote in local or state elections that do not require voters to be U.S. citizens. Only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections. U.S. citizens can also run for federal office.

Some rights for everyone living in the United States include: freedom of expression, speech, assembly, to petition the government, religion, and the right to bear arms.

# 6: When must all American men in register for the Selective Service?

Today, there is no draft, but all men between 18 and 26 years old must register with the Selective Service System. When a man registers, he tells the government that he is available to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. He can register at a United States post office or on the Internet.

# 7: When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?

The last day to send in your federal income tax to the Internal Revenue Service is April 15 of each year.

The Constitution gave the federal government the power to collect taxes. The federal government needs money to pay the nation's debts and to defend and provide for the needs of the country.

# 8: How old do a citizen have to be to vote for President?

Citizens eighteen (18) and older can vote. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. This is one of them.

# 9: There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Which of the following describes one of them?

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).

# 10: Which is one promise a person must make when they become a citizen of the United States?

The promises that you make upon citizenship are: give up loyalty or allegiance to other countries, to defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States, to obey the laws of the United States, to serve the country in the armed forces if needed, to serve the country when and if required and to be loyal to the United States.

When the United States became an independent country, the Constitution gave Congress the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization. Congress made rules about how immigrants could become citizens. Many of these requirements are still valid today, such as the requirements to live in the United States for a specific period of time, to be of good moral character, and to understand and support the principles of the Constitution.

After an immigrant fulfills all of the requirements to become a U.S. citizen, the final step is to take an Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony.

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What do You Know about Your Rights and Responsibilities

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