Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie, and U.S. History for July 4th

Posted on June 22, 2016

By Debra Kirby

How will you celebrate U.S. Independence Day on July 4? Many mark the occasion with picnics, parades, and fireworks. For some though, July 4 provides another reason to celebrate: It’s the day they officially became U.S. citizens. Every year immigrants who have spent years waiting (and sometimes thousands of dollars on legal fees) choose this special date to raise their hands and pledge allegiance to the United States of America. One of the requirements for citizenship is that they successfully pass a civics quiz.

We’ve provided six of the 100 potential questions used by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services here. How many can you answer correctly? (See answers at the end of this article.)

  • Who was President during World War I?
  • The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
  • Who is Chief Justice of the United States now?
  • How many amendments does the Constitution have?
  • When was the Constitution written?
  • The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.

Did you answer all six questions correctly? Want to learn more? Gale resources hold the answers to these and many more questions. Study up and amaze your friends and relations with your patriotic knowledge at that July 4th celebration by tapping into the world of information available in such Gale resources as U.S. History In Context, Student Resources In Context, and Gale Researcher.

ANSWERS:

  • Who was President during World War I? (Woodrow Wilson)
  • The House of Representatives has how many voting members? (435)
  • Who is Chief Justice of the United States now? (John Roberts)
  • How many amendments does the Constitution have? (27)
  • When was the Constitution written? (1787)
  • The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers. (James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay)

 

Megan McCarthy


About the Author


When Debra, a 30-year veteran of the publishing industry, is not working or reading, she can be found gardening, running, swimming, or “motivating” the students attending her early morning spinning classes at the local YMCA by sharing lame puns and quiz questions.



 

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