57. When must all men register for the Selective Service?

When must all men register for the Selective Service - at age eighteen 18

at age eighteen (18) between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26) President Lincoln tried to draft men to fight during the Civil War, but many people became angry and rioted. In 1917, Congress passed the Selective Service Act. This act gave President Woodrow Wilson the power to temporarily increase the U.S. military during World War I. […]

56. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?

When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms - April 15

April 15 The last day to send in your federal income tax to the Internal Revenue Service is April 15 of each year. The Constitution gave the federal government the power to collect taxes. The federal government needs money to pay the nation’s debts and to defend and provide for the needs of the country. […]

55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

What are two ways that 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 Citizens play an active part in their communities. When Americans […]

54. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?

How old do citizens have to be to vote for President - eighteen 18 and older

eighteen (18) and older For most of U.S. history, Americans had to be at least 21 years old to vote. At the time of the Vietnam War, during the 1960s and 1970s, many people thought that people who were old enough to fight in a war should also be old enough to vote. In 1971, […]

53. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?

What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen - give up loyalty to other countries

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 When the United States became an independent country, the Constitution gave […]

52. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?

What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance

the United States the flag The flag is an important symbol of the United States. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag states, “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” When […]

51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

What are two rights of everyone living in the United States

freedom of expression freedom of speech freedom of assembly freedom to petition the government freedom of religion the right to bear arms Thomas Jefferson said, “[The] best principles [of our republic] secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.” Millions of immigrants have come to America to have these rights. The Constitution and […]

50. Name one right only for United States citizens

Name one right only for United States citizens - vote in a federal election - run for federal office

vote in a federal election run for federal office U.S. citizens have the right to vote in federal elections. Permanent residents can vote in local or state elections that do not require voters to be U.S. citizens. Only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections. U.S. citizens can also run for federal office. Qualifications to […]

49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?

What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens - serve on a jury - vote in a federal election

serve on a jury vote in a federal election Two responsibilities of U.S. citizens are to serve on a jury and vote in federal elections. The Constitution gives citizens the right to a trial by a jury. The jury is made up of U.S. citizens. Participation of citizens on a jury helps ensure a fair […]