Immigrants Challenge US-Born Americans To A Citizenship Test

Immigrants Challenge US-Born Americans To A Citizenship Test


– You need to give away your citizenship. (patriotic music) – Today, I’m taking the
U.S. citizenship test. – I’m not sure if I’m gonna pass. – I sold my soul to AP
U.S. History for two years, so I’m really hoping that I pass. – So, I got naturalized
on September 24th, 2015. I came from Taiwan. – I moved here when I
was about 12 from India. – I became an American citizen
in April 15th, last year. And I am originally from
the Dominican Republic. – So, when you took the test you couldn’t, you know, answer on paper? – Oh my gosh
– This is not – an open book question, you just have to answer the question right there. – Right there. Business. – I think this test is easy. – I took this test and I
passed with very good grades. – I did grow up taking American history, but I definitely did fresh
up on things before I went, ’cause I wanted to make sure I passed. I think the test is easy. – Oh goodness. – I think I could do well on this. – I think I know some about
American history and government. – I think I know a good amount. I’m not gonna say I’m an expert. – Good luck. – Thanks, I’m gonna need it. – What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now? – It’s a guy that I don’t like, but some people think he’s cute. – I don’t know any good-looking
guys in the White House. – Is it Mitch McConnell? (buzzer) – Paul Ryan. (bell dinging) – I don’t know who that is. – Name two National U.S. Holidays. – Independence day. (bell dinging) – Martin Luther King
Jr. Day? (bell dinging) – Christmas (bell dinging)
and Halloween. (buzzer) – Halloween is definitely
not a U.S. holiday. – I don’t know why I said that. I panicked. – When was the Declaration
of Independence adopted? – I’m like scared, because I know the general numbers for this – You know it, you know it!
– I know a ton of odd numbers – in it and it’s four digits. – July fourth, 1776. (bell dings) – Yeah. – 75? (buzzer) Oh no! – The House of Representatives
has how many voting members? – I feel like I know this. – Glasses are fogging. I’m getting nervous. – 300. (buzzer) – That times a million is how much money I want in my bank account. – 500. (buzzer)
– Alright. – I’m gonna say 50. (buzzer) – Is it gonna be like 435? (bell dings) – Are you kidding me? – Let’s go! 3rd grade! – Mrs. Murphy!
– Oh my god! – This many people vote and yet we have – Who is the Chief Justice
of the United States now? – Chief Justice Sotomayor? (buzzer) – They’re probably like old and
white and male. (bell dings) – It’s John Roberts. – I wouldn’t have known
that, so I’m not upset. – Just tell me a very very white name. – A very white name? Bob Jones? (buzzer) – (laughing) It’s kind of close. – How many U.S. senators are there? – I’m gonna say 50 on this one. (buzzer) – 52. (buzzer) – No wait, because it’s two per state – Yes.
– And there’s 50 states. – Yes. – Crap. – Who was president during World War I? – Wait actually there were two Roosevelts, so I guess Roosevelt? (buzzer) – Did you know this? – Yes. – You got it right? Wow. – Which one? – Franklin. (buzzer) – No, it was not that one. – It was Teddy? – No, na-no. (laughing) – Was it Woodrow Wilson? (bell dings) – Yay! That was good. – It’s cause that was a history question, the rest are like current events questions which I steer so clear of. – You passed. (bell dings) – Yay. America! (buzzer) – Give back your passport. – What? – (buzzer) Is Donald Trump gonna see this? Am I gonna be deported? – The questions that you got wrong were about the government, and I thought that everyone knew about the government. I guess not. – I always joke about how I know more American history than
natural born Americans, so – I can’t get mad at you. – Most of the questions I
got wrong were about people who are in the government,
and I’m not as familiar as I probably should be with that. This is my country. I live here. – I don’t judge myself for missing some of the very current
questions, ’cause I think, like a lot of people,
I’m trying to pretend politics don’t exist right now. – When I took it, I thought it was easy, but only it was easy
because I studied a lot. – I guess I’m gonna have to
study up on my U.S. history. – And I’m going to try to be
more open to understanding and learning about who’s
running our country. – You need to know a
lot to get into America and the restrictions are
getting harder and harder. I took my citizenship for granted today. (patriotic music)

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    Cheese Lover Girl

    I would've passed and I have no history of having any older relative being an immigrant in America since the 1920's and I'm 13 I don't wanna be mean but these adults are sort of idiots (and yes I was born in America)

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    perfpet

    "Just Tell me a very white name" on boy would the buzzfeed community be angry if someone said "just say a very black name" and someone said Tyrone or something like that. Astounding how deeply racist this channel is.

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    Magalí Vazquez

    I can ace the test and yet I am not interested in moving to the US. America you really need a new educational system.

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    Kylei Quiñones

    my high school made it mandatory to take the citizenship test to graduate. i took it high on cough syrup (i didn't know it was that day rip) and i only missed one question :')

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    Know Nothing

    Pretty easy. Also aren't you just making fun of yourselves considering this page is mainly liberal staffed who apparently don't know basic functions and history of our government?

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    Michelle Bennett

    it costs more than 2000$ to get renounce US citizenship! most people can't afford to give back their passports even if they wanted to!

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    Please Clap

    Okay I didn't get a perfect score but I passed, 2 questions wrong. Both of them having to do with current events. I'm a history nerd I guess lol 😝

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    Trevorbofmem

    I was born in America and I failed can I get deported to Switzerland please please I HATE AMERICA SEND ME TO SWITZERLAND

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    Saiful Islam

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    marisol menchaca

    "…like a lot of people, I'm trying to pretend politics don't exist right now…" wow.. hm no. This is the time TO care about politics… shame.

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    Sergio Alejadro Sanchez

    The only thing you need to do in life to be an American is be born in USA. That’s it not contribute not know history where you live and definitely not earn your citizenship. It’s all fine and dandy the problem is it creates self entitled generation who blames everyone else for their problems and never better their life. Love others not hate.

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    jutubaeh

    welcome to the ÜmpheieR that ´´owns´´ half a cön+inGen+ yet has to pöLi$ öL övaiR ^ ^
    ´pointe öff nö Re+öRN ^

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    jared pansier

    As a American I love history I got all the but 1 before they even showed the answer only one I got wrong was the John guy. Now in Wisconsin they give the civics test and I only got a 89 out of 100 in my freshman year I’m still angry about that I’m now a Junior

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    Victore Halls

    What about some dreamers or other ones that were legal before such as ex legal residents who had legal status granted under the prior amnesty or veterans and were removed. and whom subsequently filed for a waiver or other types of relief and were denied due proccess for example, and many filed or are filing inside the US and are abused by racist immigration attys, prosecutors,imm counselors, judges and the system itself. We are not prepared to correct their status or situation, something you wouldnt understand. lets not generalize or satanize every illegal person stop the Racism what goes around comes around.

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    Skater Girl17

    I feel happy that I am born American, this is why I hate Trump because he wants to deport all the immigrants back to where they came from, I don't know if that's a rumor or not, but from what I hear it's not a rumor, God Bless America, Let Freedom Ring!!!!

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    Carlos Ortiz

    What if your parents are immigrants but you were born in America does that make you a American citizen?

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    MrRMeli

    Keep in mind, the naturalized citizens receive 100 questions, and are asked 10 of those on the test. They are literally given the answers for the test before they take it, it’s only a matter of memorization.

    Edit: and they only need 6 to pass

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    mraaronhd

    And this is just one of the many reasons why the world hates America because most of our citizens don't know what's going on in this country (let alone the world), but can hold incredible opinions and cast judgments about anything and everything concerning this country and the world.

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    Josh Barrera

    I came to the us when I was 2 years old with a green card 💳 and at 5 years old my parents Gave me us citizenship

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    Josh Barrera

    I came to the us when I was 2 years old with a green card 💳 and at 5 years old my parents Gave me us citizenship

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    W K

    Hello! I have a question
    I’m a F1 student on a valid F1 visa & OPT (end date September 25 2018). I plan on applying for OPT STEM on Sept 19. I have a family emergency back home & I was planning on coming back on the 18. Is it safe for me to go?

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    Cancer Studios

    These questions really shows that our US educational system is flawed. Instead of learning what is going on TODAY and how it effects us, we learn what happened in the PAST and how it effected us.

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    Nnrijede uwu

    WE DIDN'T GO OVER THIS IN HAMILTON
    Edit: she is worried about Trump deporting her but I would have failed ALL those questions and I have Mexican heritage. Last name, 50% mexican on my dad's side, I would've been screwed

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    izumi mei

    How is Christmas a national holiday? I mean in my country we sort of separate the national and the religious holidays and Christmas is most certainly a religious holiday..

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    Ken Roman

    FREEDOM COMES AT A COST IT'S NOT FREE WE AS AMERICANS EARNED THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR AMERICA BESIDES BEGGERS WANTING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SISTOM GO BACK TO MEXICO.

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    William Mach

    Maybe instead of teaching students how to install condoms on cucumbers in class we should scrap common core and go back to what counts…reading, writing, 'ritmetic, history and civics.
    So far the left's dumbing down of America has been successful.

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    Daryl Vogel

    I would like to thank all my high school, junior high and elementary school of the fifties and sixties for providing with, and demanding from me a level of excellence… Today the system has failed the citizen youth of America…

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