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Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? – Being an American – MSNBC.com

How many can pass this test, please note the page says this is administered as an oral test and of the 100 general questions they can ask others pertaining to civics.  No I did not ace this exam, I missed 1 question:  You answered 95% of questions correctly. — word is, the INS is looking for an 80 percent score.  Here’s your rating:   85-100%: Welcome to the United States! (And, truth be told, you know more about this great land than most Americans.)

What I got wrong: Which of the following amendments to the Constitution does NOT address or guarantee voting rights?  15th Amendment is not correct. 7th Amendment is correct

Now for those who are fans of "Jay Walking"; on the Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno then you will see these are not easy questions for even those fresh out of high-school or college.  Now tomorrow is our nation is 230 years old, since we declaired our independance, and the constitution will be 219 years old.  Instead of boring everyone with numerous facts, figures, and history stuff I would rather say this:  Go out, eat some good old fashioned food you loved as a kid, play with some sparklers, go see fireworks if you can, and reflect for a moment on the history.  I used to say history was just a list of dates, dead people, and names of places that ment little to me (I was in 5th grade and was trying to explain to the teacher why I compleatly failed a test… it seems getting 1 our out of 20 questions right ment something was really wrong!)  Now I know I was compleatly wrong, all those dates and dead people mean a lot, not only to me but to everyone. 

Imagine for a moment the courage it took to denounce the government knowing good and well professional soldiers from the worlds mightiest empire would be hunting you down afterwards.  Reflect on the document that gives us our rights and guarentees us they can not be taken away.  Despite how sad, corupt, and seemingly inempt our system is we are still the one nation everyone wishes they lived in because they can just live there live their any way they please.   Despite all that has happened and all that is happening, America will go on and continue to be what it was even 200 years ago and last year.  Reflection is the best homage to pay to her and our history, for we all are indebted to her in one way or another. 

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