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Citizenship: How to Become a U.S. Citizen

Learn about the process of becoming a United States citizen. Try sample questions from an interactive citizenship test, fill out an official citizenship application, view a photography essay showing a Liberian family’s immigration experience, and read personal stories of people who chose to become U.S. citizens. There are links to eThemes Resources on Ellis Island, Angel Island, and Community Responsibility.


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This site includes links to official government sites and two Fact Monster citizenship tests. You can search for the answers to the questions in the quizzes on the Fact Monster site. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other types of ads, and sponsored links.
Read about American citizenship. Use the links at the bottom to learn how people can become citizens.
This is the government site for people wanting to become United States citizens.
What are the rights and responsibilities that are associated with U.S. citizenship? Learn about these on this official government site. Click on the links under "More Information" to access additional resources. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Use these interactive flashcards to practice answering questions to the U.S. citizenship test.
This test includes examples of questions that every citizen of the United States should know. See if you can pass the test!
This photo essay shows what a Liberian family experiences when they first arrive in Missouri. Teacher can use these images to help students understand the challenges immigrants face after moving to America.
Find out what the immigration process was like for the 12 million people who passed through Ellis Island. There are virtual tours complete with historical photographs, audio files of immigrants discussing their experiences, and videos about the immigration process. Also includes timelines, primary documents, and simulations in which students choose a particular immigrant and then learn his/her fate. Includes links to eThemes Resources on the Statue of Liberty and immigrants in Missouri.
These sites are about Angel Island, a former immigration station in San Francisco Bay. Includes information on the experience of early Asian immigrants who came through this station. There are photos and videos of early immigration. Also includes lesson plans and suggested activities for students on the cultures of Asian immigrants. Linked are eThemes Resources on Ellis Island and immigrants in Missouri.
These sites are about the rights and responsibilities of members of society. Includes ideas for getting children involved in their communities and for understanding their rights. Includes links to eThemes Resources on historic documents, communities, the democratic process, and elections.

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