The 13th Amendment made slavery illegal in the United States.
VOANews The Complex Story of Abraham Lincoln and How He Saved the Union
The 16th president, born 200 years ago this Thursday, opposed slavery and led a civil war that ended it. Yet he originally thought the slave-holding states should be left alone.
VOANews: Making of the Nation
Every Thursday, Special English broadcasts a fifteen-minute program in a series about American history. There are many episodes about the issue of slavery that led to the Civil War.
- 100:60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
- 100:72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
- 100:73. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.
- 100:74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
- 100:75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?*
- 100:76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
What is the opposite of a slave?
The 14th Amendment defines the requrements for US Citizenship. Every person born in the United States is a citizen. An immigrant can become a naturalized citizen.
September 17th is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. In preparation, here are some practice interviews for each part of the N-400.
- N400 Intro
- N400 Part 1: Name
- N400 Part 2 & 3: Eligibility and Personal Info
- N400 Part 4 & 5: Address and Criminal Record Info
- N400 Part 6: Residence and Employment History
- N400 Part 6: Employment History (only)
- N400 Part 7: Travel
- N400 Part 8: Marital History
- N400 Part 9: Children
- N400 Part 10A: General Questions
- N400 Part 10BC: Affiliations
- N400 Part 10D: Moral Character
- N400 Part 10EFG: Deportation and Military Service
- N400 Part 10H: Oath Requirements
Officials announce the 100 questions (and answers) about history and government. The newly redesigned naturalization test will be given starting October 2008.
- 49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?*
- 50. Name one right only for United States citizens.
- 53. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?