Study Resources for ND Citizenship Initiative

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Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021, 5:35 AM




ND State SealThe ND Civics Test House Bill 1087 is simple in concept. It requires high school students, as a condition for graduation, to pass a test on 100 basic facts of U.S. history and civics, from the United States Citizenship Civics Test – the test all new US citizens must pass.

The Civics Education Initiative is a first step to ensure all students are taught basic civics about how our government works, and who we are as a nation…things every student must learn to be ready for active, engaged citizenship.

A you may take the test, in whole or in part, at any time after enrolling in grade seven and may repeat the test, or any portion thereof, as often as necessary to demonstrate proficiency.


FAQOn January 30, 2015, Governor Dalrymple signed into law, House Bill 1087, relating to the demonstration of proficiency in Civics as a condition of ND high school graduation. The intent of the bill is to ensure that ND students are knowledgeable citizens.  Superintendent Baesler stated, “The next generations of North Dakotans need to know about the foundations of our republic.  We need to make sure these traditions last forever.  Our veterans fought and died for hundreds of years to preserve these traditions.  It is our sacred duty to teach these traditions to our children.”

To support high school principals, counselors, and students, the following Q & A provides additional answers:


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Museum's U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship Online learning tool presenting videos based on the 100 civics questions and answers and highlighting museum objects from the Smithsonian Institution to learn content on the test.

Preparing for the Oath:

U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship is a visually engaging and interactive learning tool for students interested in U.S. citizenship. The program is designed to assist students to learn about the questions from the naturalization test administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Smithsonian learning topics

Fifteen thematic units cover each of the 100 questions and answers on the civics portion of the test.

Civics Practice Test

uscis logoThe civics practice test is a study tool to help you test your knowledge of U.S. history and government. You have the option to review the questions in English only or in English with Spanish subtitles. The actual test is in English. We have provided Spanish subtitles for those who may find it easier to learn in their native language. Use this online tool to prepare for the civics portion of the naturalization test.



This playlist was designed by a student to make sure all students have a good understanding of our government, so they can better engage as citizens. The short videos are designed to be viewed easily on any device.
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Learn & Explore

This study guide groups questions into themes to help students understand how the content is related. Each question has a short video pate that provides the answer to the question along with historical content.

Quizlet Practice