Citizenship Quiz for All Saints and Day of the Dead 2018

Citizenship Quiz for All Saints and Day of the Dead 2018


This is Teacher Jennifer from US Citizenship Podcast. Every week, we bring you practice interviews, quizzes, resources, and the latest news that help you get ready for your US citizenship interview. This week’s episode is a Citizenship quiz for All Saints and the Day of the Dead. All Saints and the Day of the Dead are part of a three-day festival that remembers the lives of those who passed before us. In this episode, we remember the people who passed away during 2018. Let’s get started! January 20: Naomi Parker Fraley was a naval machinist who was the model for the Rosie the Riveter / “We Can Do It” poster which continues to inspire workers– especially women. QUESTION: What is one promise you make when you become a US citizen? ▪ give up loyalty to other countries
▪ defend the Constitution and laws of the United States
▪ obey the laws of the United States
▪ serve in the U.S. military (if needed)
▪ serve (do important work for) the nation (if needed)
▪ be loyal to the United States February 21 Billy Graham was an evangelist whose huge rallies and broadcasted sermons inspired millions of people to turn to Jesus. QUESTION: What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment? ▪ speech
▪ religion
▪ assembly
▪ press
▪ petition the government April 6: Daniel Akaka represented the state of Hawaii in the US Congress as member of its upper & lower houses. QUESTION: What are two parts of the US Congress? ▪ the Senate and House (of Representatives) April 17: Barbara Bush was the first lady at the 41st president and the mother of the 45th president and the 43rd governor of Florida. Besides campaigning for her family, she worked tirelessly to promote Family Literacy and her Foundation continues to fund literacy
projects for children as well as adults (XPRIZE). QUESTION: What are two ways Americans can participate in their democracy? ▪ vote
▪ join a political party
▪ help with a campaign
▪ join a civic group
▪ join a community group
▪ give an elected official your opinion on an issue
▪ call Senators and Representatives
▪ publicly support or oppose an issue or policy
▪ run for office
▪ write to a newspaper May 8: George Deukmejian was an Armenian-American who served as the state’s Attorney General and governor of California. QUESTION: Who is the governor of your state now? Check the National Governors Association
https://www.nga.org/ May 21: Dovey Johnson Roundtree was an attorney who argued before the Supreme Court against the “separate but equal” doctrine. Her victory led to the desegregation of public transportation and became the legal precedent of many subsequent cases. QUESTION: What movement tried to end racial discrimination? ▪ the civil rights (movement) July 30: After representing several East Bay districts in the US Congress, Ron Dellums went on to serve as the mayor of Oakland. QUESTION: Name your US representative. Go to www.house.gov and enter your zip code. August 25: John McCain served his country as a navy officer, US Representative, and US Senator. Although he was a conservative, he would reach across the aisle to work with members of the other political party. QUESTION: What are the two major political parties in the United States? ▪ Democratic and Republican October 27: During a religious service at the Tree of Life synagogue, a gunman killed 11 people and injured nine more. The FBI investigated the shooters social media accounts and found violent anti-Semitic threats, particularly against HIAS, a Jewish organization that gives direct aid to refugees. We pray for the healing of the Tree of Life community and (will WORK and VOTE for) the cessation of religious persecution and gun violence. QUESTION:
What is freedom of religion? ▪ You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion. On a personal note: Earlier this year, my father Gene Gagliardi and his brother John Gagliardi passed away. They were football coaches who led their teams and families to victory. We love you both and miss you so much! Thanks to the students & staff of Milpitas Adult School. Please visit us on the web at www.uscitizenpod.com where you will find more Citizenship resources for Halloween, All Saints, and Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos / All Souls). Thanks for listening. I know that you will be a great American citizen! www.uscitizenpod.com

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