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New Resources released in connection with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!

USCIS is pleased to announce the following new resources are now available:

Two-Generational Family Approaches to Citizenship (PDF, 170.13 KB) - This tip sheet highlights ways K-12 schools and adult citizenship education programs can engage the entire family through civics education.

N-400 Topic Exercises: Oath of Allegiance (PDF, 1 MB) - This educational handout describes the key principles found in the Oath of Allegiance that applicants take at their naturalization ceremonies.

A More Perfect Union: The USCIS Civics Test Guide to the Monuments and Memorials on the National Mall (PDF, 2.66 MB) is a series of 13 interactive resources that allows applicants to learn about the individuals and events represented by the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC, while studying for the naturalization civics test. The Civics Test Guide to Constitution Gardens is the first in the series to be released, and it highlights the naturalization civics test questions relating to the principles and structures of government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens that are identified in the U.S. Constitution.

National Park Service Expedition Series (Video) - Developed for students by the National Parks Service, this fun and informative five-part video series explores the history and significance of Ellis Island.

On the civics test, some answers may change because of elections or appointments, or due to statutory changes or updates. You must answer the question with the name of the official serving at the time of your naturalization interview. On this page, you can find the answers that may have changed on the civics test for both the 2008 and 2020 versions of the test.

*If you are 65 years old or older and have been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for 20 or more years, you may study just the questions that have been marked with an asterisk found at the end of each question.

Note: The U.S. government websites mentioned below may not be updated with the most recent information. USCIS is not responsible for maintaining or updating these sites. Please check your official state government website for the name of your elected state officials. 

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2008 Civics Test Updates

20. Who is one of your state's U.S. Senators now?*

  • Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents and residents of U.S. territories should answer that D.C. (or the territory where the applicant lives) has no U.S. Senators.]

Visit senate.gov to find your state’s U.S. Senators.


23. Name your U.S. Representative.

  • Answers will vary. [Residents of territories with nonvoting Delegates or Resident Commissioners may provide the name of that Delegate or Commissioner. Also acceptable is any statement that the territory has no (voting) Representatives in Congress.]

Visit house.gov to find your U.S. Representative.


28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*

  • Joseph R. Biden, Jr. 
  • Joe Biden
  • Biden
     

29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?

  • Kamala D. Harris
  • Kamala Harris
  • Harris


39. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

  • nine (9)


40. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

  • John Roberts 
  • John G. Roberts, Jr.


43. Who is the Governor of your state now?

  • Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. does not have a Governor.] 

Visit usa.gov/states-and-territories to find the Governor of your state.


46. What is the political party of the President now?

  • Democratic (Party)


47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Pelosi 

100. Name two national U.S. holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
2020 Civics Test Updates

23. Who is one of your state’s U.S. senators now?

  • Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents and residents of U.S. territories should answer that D.C. (or the territory where the applicant lives) has no U.S. senators.]

Visit senate.gov to find your state’s U.S. Senators.


29. Name your U.S. representative. 

  • Answers will vary. [Residents of territories with nonvoting Delegates or Resident Commissioners may provide the name of that Delegate or Commissioner. Also acceptable is any statement that the territory has no (voting) representatives in Congress.]

Visit house.gov to find your U.S. Representative.


30. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?* 

  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Pelosi 


38. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*

  • Joseph R. Biden, Jr.  
  • Joe Biden
  • Biden


39. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?* 

  • Kamala D. Harris
  • Kamala Harris
  • Harris


57. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now? 

    • John Roberts 
    • John G. Roberts, Jr.


    61. Who is the governor of your state now?* 

    • Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. does not have a governor.]

    Visit usa.gov/states-and-territories to find the Governor of your state.


    62. What is the capital of your state?

    • Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. is not a state and does not have a capital. Residents of U.S. territories should name the capital of the territory.]

    Visit usa.gov/states-and-territories to find information about your state.

    126. Name three national U.S. holidays.*

    • New Year’s Day
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • Presidents’ Day (Washington's Birthday)
    • Memorial Day
    • Juneteenth
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Columbus Day
    • Veterans Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day
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