U. S. Citizenship Test
Author: Edward Swick
Your guide to passing the U.S. Citizenship Test and becoming a citizen
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This guide helps you learn about the history and government of the United States and improve your English skills. As you review the information and practice answering questions, you will become more comfortable taking the written and oral U.S. Citizenship tests in English.
• Information on how to become a U.S. citizen
• Understanding, speaking, reading, and writing English
• Types of questions, including written or oral question/answer, sentence writing, multiple choice, multiple choice completion, completions, and substitutions
• An overview of the history of the United States, including the New World, independence, the Constitution and founding fathers, the Civil War, and more
• An overview of the government of the United States, including leaders, the executive, legislative and judicial branches, bills and laws, patriotism, capital cities, and more
The Oral Interview
• What you need to know
• Sample questions
Four Full-Length Practice Tests with Answers
Test Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes®
Table of Contents:Introduction.
The New World.
A New Nation.
The Father of Our Country.
The First President.
The Nation Grows.
The Nation Dissolves.
A Nation of Immigrants.
A Land of Laws.
Justice for All.
A Great Nation.
Your Oral Interview.
Practice Test 1.
Practice Test 2.
Practice Test 3.
Practice Test 4.
Irregular Past Tense Forms and Irregular Past Participles.
Your New Words.
A Timeline of American History and World Events.
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Author: Lucy Riall
Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian revolutionary leader and popular hero, was among the best-known figures of the nineteenth century. This book seeks to examine his life and the making of his cult, to assess its impact, and understand its surprising success.
For thirty years Garibaldi was involved in every combative event in Italy. His greatest moment came in 1860, when he defended a revolution in Sicily and provoked the collapse of the Bourbon monarchy, the overthrow of papal power in central Italy, and the creation of the Italian nation state. It made him a global icon, representing strength, bravery, manliness, saintliness, and a spirit of adventure. Handsome, flamboyant, and sexually attractive, he was worshiped in life and became a cult figure after his death in 1882.
Lucy Riall shows that the emerging cult of Garibaldi was initially conceived by revolutionaries intent on overthrowing the status quo, that it was also the result of a collaborative effort involving writers, artists, actors, and publishers, and that it became genuinely and enduringly popular among a broad public. The book demonstrates that Garibaldi played an integral part in fashioning and promoting himself as a new kind of “charismatic” political hero. It analyzes the way the Garibaldi myth has been harnessed both to legitimize and to challenge national political structures. And it identifies elements of Garibaldi’s political style appropriated by political leaders around the world, including Mussolini and Che Guevara.
With his trademark red cape, full beard and regal bearing, Italian revolutionary hero Giuseppe Garibaldi cut a swashbuckling swath through European politics during the mid-19th century. In Riall's (Sicily and the Unification of Italy) exhaustive and sometimes exhausting study of this supremely charismatic man and his tumultuous times, Garibaldi's life and legacy echo through the fascist dictators of the 20th century to the Marxist revolutionaries of the 1970s. Born in Nice in 1807, Garibaldi lived a peripatetic life until he "discovered his true vocation-not as a (failed) merchant sailor nor as a (outlawed) political conspirator, but as a soldier hero" and returned to Italy in 1848, a year of widespread political upheaval in Europe. The Italy that Riall describes is a conflicted place seething with nationalist fervor, waiting for a hero to fan the flames and lead the people to their rightful place among nations. As much a product of behind-the-scenes manipulations as his own desires and ambitions, Garibaldi became that hero. A deeply researched and resourced scholarly text, this is not for the general reader. Riall's extensive use of contemporary primary source material makes for some heavy sledding. Still, for the 19th-century European history buff or the revolutionary hero completist, this is a useful and illuminating read. (June)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information