Without studying I got a 70%. I may be proud of my country but not my grade. At least I passed, right?

Many Americans will be celebrating our nation's independence this weekend. Being an American is special and despite our nations many flaws I still believe that this is the greatest country in the world. There's no where else I'd rather live. Many of us know what it is like to be an American but do we know what it's like to become an American? Do natural born American citizens ever consider the struggles that come with the process of becoming an American?

According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, you must pass a naturalization test after completing an application and completing a background check.

I've always heard about this test but have you ever wondered what the questions are like? I took the practice test and I learned a few things including that the test is much harder than I realized. I would have thought hours spent in U.S. History and Civics classes would have over prepped me but I couldn't have been more wrong.

 

For those of us who were born here do you think you could pass the test to become a U.S. citizen? I've lived here my entire life and I struggled with it. You can find and take the practice test for yourself on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website here.

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