U.S. Naturalization Test-100 Questions

U.S. Naturalization Test-100 Questions

Immigrants wishing to become citizens of the United States must pass the United State Naturalization Test and go through the U.S. Citizenship Interview. The Naturalization Test contains one hundred questions the History and Government of the United States. The civics test is taken orally. It is administered by Officers of the USCIS Department who will ask generally 10 out of the following 100 civics questions. The 100 questions are divided into these sections:

1: American Government
2: History
3: Integrated Civics

1: American Government:
A: Principles of American Democracy
B: System of Government
C: Rights and Responsibility

2: History
A: Colonial Period and Independence
B: 1800s
C: Recent American History and Other Important Historical Information

3: Integrated Civics
A: Geography
B: Symbols
C: Holidays

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Yes in German – German Influence and American Culture

Yes in German – German Influence and American Culture

By the mid-18th century, quite a few German immigrants were occupying central places and positions in American life and society. In those days, German immigrants were accounting for around 35 percent of the entire population of the colonies in the New World. Only the English outnumbered the Germans at that time and German was a common language in practically all colonial cities. So here’s to saying Yes in German – German Influence and American Culture.

In the 19th century, German immigration increased drastically after several wars, both in America and Europe, had slowed down the arrival of German immigrants for a number of decades. This process started around the 1770s, but around the 1830s, immigration from Germany had picked up considerably again.  As soon as these new settlers had set up their homes, they started writing to their families and friends in the Old World about opportunities the New World was offering.

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Goodbye in German – Germans First Arriving In America

Goodbye in German – Germans First Arriving In America

In the U.S. we can find some 50 million Americans of German descent. They all said Goodbye in German. In fact, the Germans form the largest ancestry group in the United States. Their number is higher than that of English, Irish, Mexican, African, or Italian Americans and in total, German Americans make up some 17 percent of the entire American population. Not bad, is it, for a group of settlers that started with only 13 families from a German town named Krefeld, right? They were the Germans first arriving in America.

German-American Day is celebrating the German-American heritage that started when in 1683, 13 families first set up home on American soil in Pennsylvania and the annual holiday is held on October 6. The first Germans that actually came to America arrived already in 1608 but it wasn’t until 1683 that the settlement of Germans in America really set off.

In that year, a small group of German religious dissidents from Krefeld approached a lawyer for the German Society in Frankfurt named Francis Daniel Pastorius to help them to acquire land in the area that is now Pennsylvania. They planned to set up a settlement in that area and when they finally had made it to the American shores, that’s precisely what Pastorius did for the group.

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German Restaurant – Language and Food in America

German Restaurant – Language and Food in America

Many Germans learned English because they were thinking of moving to an English-speaking country, the USA for example. But how is it to make that jump across the pond? How hard or annoying is it, in reality, to suddenly have to speak English on a day-to-day basis? Read on to learn more about German Food in a German Restaurant – Language and Food in America.

Over the years, many German natives have moved to the US and many have faced serious challenges. There are cultural differences between Germany and America and one of the biggest hurdles is having to speak English as their main language.

There are Germans who moved to the US after a distance relationship with an American individual. They often had to travel back and forth for a while until they decided to get married. So they packed their stuff and moved to this great nation. That’s how sometimes life goes. Many Germans that have lived here for some time continue their academic education at an American college or through an online program.

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You’re Welcome in German – American Eating Habits

You’re Welcome in German – American Eating Habits

I’ve been living in this great country now for several years and let me tell you here a few things you need to know about the American culture. Here are some of my experiences when it comes to saying things like You’re Welcome in German and American Eating Habits.

Life in this new country is fun and exciting but usually requires quite a lot of adjustments. Often you will find yourself wondering “What does a certain phrase mean?” or “Why do Americans do certain things?” Mostly, you’ll be wondering about American habits. Let’s take a look at some of the most common things that surprid]se us most when it comes to American culture and the things Americans do.

In America, everything is big, bigger, and great. They think big. Even their Ancestors were great and did great things. Just take a look at Mount Rushmore. Where residents of other countries often are thinking practically, compactly, or quickly, are Americans usually doing things rather large, big, and luxuriously.

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Hello in German to the Green Card Lottery-What is it exactly?

Hello in German to the Green Card Lottery-What is it exactly?

If you want to be living and working without any limitations in America, you will basically need to have a Green Card and to get a Green Card is not that easy. There is, fortunately, one exception: the Green Card Lottery, or the Diversity Visa Lottery. So I would like to say Hello in German to the Green Card Lottery-What is it exactly?

With this annual lottery, practically everybody is qualified to win the highly desirable card. The Green Card Lottery comes only one time per year, and it is recommended to get optimally prepared. The American Dream is a great tool to help you avoid mistakes on the road to freedom.


WHO QUALIFIES TO PARTICIPATE?
Basically everyone, but there are exceptions for individuals that are born in countries that already have an extremely high emigration ratio into America. A person’s country of citizenship is irrelevant to this process. What matters is a person’s country of birth compared to a current world map.

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How Are You In German – TroopSwap For Military And Veterans, Only In America

How Are You In German – TroopSwap For Military And Veterans, Only In America

TroopSwap can only be found in America. I wouldn’t know of any part in the world or any other country where an event like this take would (or could) be set up, and in Germany for sure NOT. Just read this story that a good friend of mine (an army guy) sent me: He started with How are You in German and went on with telling me about Troopswap for Military and Veterans, Only in America.

TroopSwap is marching on San Diego very soon.  TroopSwap was founded by Harvard Business School Alumni Blake Hall and Matthew Thompson – who also happen to be Army veterans with more than a few deployments under their belts.  You can get to know them a little better at the TroopSwap Founder’s Blog

TroopSwap’s goal is to negotiate deeply discounted offers from local and national businesses and bring them exclusively to the military community.  Membership to the site is free, though there is a verification process to make sure only those who’ve served gain access to the offers.

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Auto Business – America’s Largest Retail Market

Auto Business – America’s Largest Retail Market

At 30, Scott Painter is already a serial entrepreneur in the auto business. His first startup, a car-detailing business he launched at age 12 in his rural hometown of Loomis, Calif., was really just a sneaky excuse to drive the local Mercedes-Benzes and Porsches down the family’s driveway. In college, he created an auto referral service called AutoAccess which linked individual shoppers to some 175 dealerships in Northern California.

Today, Painter wants to turn the $500 billion auto industry on its head, transforming the frequently grueling and “slimy” car-buying experience into a mouse-clicking joyride. Painter, along with idealab!’s Bill Gross (see “Free Style,” May ’99, p125), has founded CarsDirect.com, an online startup that lets customers not only research and configure a car online but lets them buy it, finance it, insure it, and arrange to have it delivered to their home or office.

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You’re Welcome in German

You’re Welcome in German

Today, Germany is the most affluent and populous European democracy and among the most significant nations on Earth. Germany is continuously rebuilding since in 1990 the Berlin Wall collapsed and West and East Germany were unified.

Germany is a sophisticated and modern country that boasts a fascinating past. Tourists from all over the world visit Germany to marvel at its legendary medieval castles, the stylish cities, and the countless historic and cultural wonders, both from the past and present.

  • Facts & Figures:
  • Official Name: Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
  • Population: almost 83 million
  • Capital: Berlin (almost 4 million)
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: German

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Goodbye Deutschland

Goodbye Deutschland

“Goodbye Deutschland, with the Green Card to America” is a great story of a family, Christoph and Simone Puetz. In 1998, they emigrated with nothing but their remaining belongings in suitcases from Krefeld, Germany, to Denver in the U.S. state of Colorado. The Puetz family emigrated from Germany to live their own American dream in Colorado.

The book is available on Amazon Kindle.

“… no home, no job, no friends … so we found ourselves suddenly in America again, and only the strong will to make it here…!”

The Puetz won the Green Card lottery, and the emigrants tell of how they realized to live their own American dream in the hard every-day American ‘hire and fire’ mentality.

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