Study for the U.S. Citizenship Test
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to approve; to make an agreement official.
Example: Amendments to the Constitution must be ratified by state legislatures.
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.