These are the answers to the citizenship quiz on page A8 of today’s paper. Take the test before you read the answers.
1) We the People.
2) Any two of: life, liberty or pursuit of happiness
3) You can practice any religion or not practice a religion.
4) Everyone must follow the law.
5) Capitalist (or market) economy.
7) Patty Murray or Maria Cantwell.
9) The speaker of the House.
10) Attorney general, vice president and secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury and Veterans Affairs.
12) Provide schooling and education, provide protection (police), provide safety (fire departments), give a driver’s license, approve zoning and land use.
13) Citizens 18 and older can vote. You don’t have to pay to vote. Any citizen can vote. (Women and men can vote.) A male citizen of any race can vote.
14) Freedom of expression, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom to petition the government, freedom of worship, the right to bear arms.
15) 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.
16) Freedom, political liberty, religious freedom, economic opportunity, escape persecution.
17) Because of high taxes (taxation without representation), because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding, quartering), because they didn’t have self-government.
18) New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia.
20) James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay; the papers were written under the pen name of Publius.
21) 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.
22) War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish-American War.
23) Slavery, economic reasons, states’ rights.
24) World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, (Persian) Gulf War.
25) Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Alaska.