Study for the U.S. Citizenship Test
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a member of the House of Representatives (one of two parts of the U.S. Congress). There are 435 Representatives in the House.
More generally, someone who speaks for a group of people.
something that we should do; something that is our job or duty to do.
Example: All people who live in the U.S. have the responsibility to pay taxes.
The war that made the United States a free and independent country. In this war, the United States fought England (Britain) for its freedom.
1) basic things that people can freely do; freedoms and privileges
Example: Susan B. Anthony worked hard for women to have the right to vote.
2) the claim a person has to be treated in a fair or legal way, or to have the things that are necessary for life
Example: Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for civil rights and the equality of all Americans.
a member of the Senate (one of the two parts of the U.S. Congress).
There are 100 Senators.
a period of time.
In government, a term is how long an elected official keeps his or her job before the next election.
Example: The President is elected to a 4-year term. Each President can only serve two terms.
a group of people who live in the same area and whose families are often related. They share the same language, culture, and history.
Example: The Sioux are an American Indian tribe who live in Minnesota and speak the Dakota language.