Citizenship Test Part 2 American History, Geography and Trivia Review Flashcards

What are reasons colonists came to America?

freedom, political liberty, religious freedom, economic opportunity,
to escape persecution

Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

Native Americans

What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?


What did high taxes (without representation), forced
quartering of British troops and lack of self government cause
colonists to do?

fight (go to war with) the British

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4, 1776

What were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut,
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, maryland, Virginia,
North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia?

original thirteen colonies

What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

Constitution was written

When was the Constitution written?


The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S.
Constitution. Who were the writers?

James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay (Publius)

Who was a US diplomat, the oldest member of the Constitutional
Convention, the 1st Postmaster General, the writer of "Poor
Richard's Almanac and started the first free libraries?

Benjamin Franklin

Who is the �Father of Our Country�?

George Washington

Who was the first President?

George Washington

What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?


Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.

the Civil War

What was the primary issue behind the start of the Civil War?


Who freed slaves in America with the Emancipation Proclamation, saved
the Union and led the United States during the Civil War?

Abraham Lincoln

What freed slaves in Confederate Slaves during the Civil War?

the Emancipation Proclamation

What 19th century woman fought for women's rights and civil rights
for all?

Susan B. Anthony

World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the
Persian Gulf War were all fought in which century?

1900s (20th c.)

Who was President during World War I?

Woodrow Wilson

Who was President during the Great Depression and World War

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Who did the United States fight in World War II?

Germany, Italy, Japan

Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war
was he in?


During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United


What movement tried to end racial discrimination?

Civil Rights Movement

What American minister fought for civil rights and worked for
equality for all

Martin Luther King

When did terrorists attack New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon?

Sept. 11, 2001

The Cherokee, Chippewa, Menominee, Ho Chunk, Sioux, Pueblo, Apache,
Creek, Iroquois and Shawnee are all examples of

American Indian tribes

What is the longest river in the United States?


What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?


What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?


Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana
Islands and Guam are all what in relation to the United States?

US territories

What do Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio,
Michigan and Minnesota all border?


What do California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas all border?


What is the capital of the United States?

Washington, D.C.

What states is the Statue of Liberty located by?

New York and New Jersey

What do the stripes represent on the American flag?

original 13 colonies

What do the stars represent on the American flag

the 50 states

What is the name of the national anthem?

The Star-Spangled Banner

When do we celebrate Independence Day?

July 4th

What are New Year's, Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents'
Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans
Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas all considered in the United States

national holidays

What century were the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the
Civil War and the Spanish American War fought in?

1800s (19th c.)