Naturalization Test Practice – Part 2.1 – Colonial Period and Independence

Part 2.1 includes question 58 to 70

What is one reason colonists came to America - freedom

58. What is one reason colonists came to America?

freedom political liberty religious freedom economic opportunity practice their religion escape persecution In the 1600s and 1700s, colonists from England and other European countries sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the American colonies. Some left Europe to escape religious restrictions or persecution, to practice their religion freely. Many came for […]

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Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived - American Indians - Native Americans

59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

American Indians Native Americans Great American Indian tribes such as the Navajo, Sioux, Cherokee, and Iroquois lived in America at the time the Pilgrims arrived. The Pilgrims settled in an area where a tribe called the Wampanoag lived. The Wampanoag taught the Pilgrims important skills, such as how to farm […]

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What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves - Africans - People from Africa

60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?

Africans people from Africa Slavery existed in many countries long before America was founded. By 1700, many Africans were being brought to the American colonies as slaves. Men, women, and children were brought against their will. They were often separated from their families when they were sold as slaves. Slaves […]

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Why did the colonists fight the British - Because of high taxes

61. Why did the colonists fight the British?

because of high taxes (taxation without representation) because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding, quartering) because they didn’t have self-government The American colonists’ anger had been growing for years before the Revolutionary War began in 1775. The decision to separate from the British was not an easy choice for […]

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Who wrote the Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson

62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

(Thomas) Jefferson Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He was a very important political leader and thinker. Some of the most important ideas about the American government are found in the Declaration of Independence, such as the idea that all people are created equal. Another important idea […]

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When was the Declaration of Independence adopted - July 4 1776

63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4, 1776 In 1774, representatives from 12 of the 13 colonies met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the First Continental Congress. Of the 13 colonies, only Georgia was absent. These representatives were angry about British laws that treated them unfairly. They began to organize an army. The Second Continental Congress […]

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There were 13 original states - Name three

64. There were 13 original states. Name three

New Hampshire Delaware Massachusetts Maryland Rhode Island Virginia Connecticut North Carolina New York South Carolina New Jersey Georgia Pennsylvania The 13 original states were all former British colonies. Representatives from these colonies came together and declared independence from Great Britain in 1776. After the Revolutionary War, the colonies became free […]

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What happened at the Constitutional Convention - The Constitution was written

65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

The Constitution was written. The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution. The Constitutional Convention was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May to September 1787. Fifty-five delegates from 12 of the original 13 states (except for Rhode Island) met to write amendments to the Articles of Confederation. The delegates met because many […]

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When was the Constitution written - 1787

66. When was the Constitution written?

1787 The Constitution, written in 1787, created a new system of U.S. government—the same system we have today. James Madison was the main writer of the Constitution. He became the fourth president of the United States. The U.S. Constitution is short, but it defines the principles of government and the […]

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The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the US Constitution Name one of the writers

67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers

(James) Madison (Alexander) Hamilton (John) Jay Publius The Federalist Papers were 85 essays that were printed in New York newspapers while New York State was deciding whether or not to support the U.S. Constitution. The essays were written in 1787 and 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison […]

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What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for

68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

U.S. diplomat oldest member of the Constitutional Convention first Postmaster General of the United States writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac” started the first free libraries Benjamin Franklin was one of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United States. He was the oldest delegate to the Constitutional Convention and one […]

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Who is the Father of Our Country - George Washington

69. Who is the “Father of Our Country”?

(George) Washington George Washington is called the Father of Our Country. He was the first American president. Before that, he was a brave general who led the Continental Army to victory over Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. After his victory over the British Army, Washington retired to his […]

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Who was the first President - George Washington

70. Who was the first President?

George Washington George Washington was the first president of the United States. He began his first term in 1789. He served for a second term beginning in 1793. Washington played an important role in forming the new nation and encouraged Americans to unite. He also helped define the American presidency. […]

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