Civics Examination – Flash Cards & Study Aids

Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants An important resource for all new permanent residents.


Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons NEW! (PDF, 20 pages, 1.22 MB) Short lessons based on the U.S. history and government questions found on the naturalization exam.


Faces of America: A Tribute to Citizenship  This video highlights the 229 years of America’s history as a nation of immigrants. To view this video you must save the file directly to your computer using “right-click” and “Save As” on Windows systems (Warning: MPG, 35MB)


 Helping Immigrants Become New Americans: Communities Discuss the Issues (PDF, 26 pages, 643 KB) A report on community efforts to promote immigrant integration.


Office of Citizenship Brochure (PDF, 172 KB) A brochure outlining the mission of the Office of Citizenship.

The following Civics Flash Cards will help you increase your knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government. Immigrants applying for naturalization can use these flash cards as a study tool to prepare for the naturalization exam and teachers and volunteers can use these flash cards in the classroom.

The flash cards are available in Adobe PDF, an online web-based version.  Each version can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

PDF version: Civics Flash Cards (PDF, 3.44 MB, 48 pages)
  Civics Flash Cards with reverse colors (PDF, 3.44 MB, 48 pages)
(White background with blue text)
Online version: Civics Flash Cards Question List
Additional Information: Quick Civics Lessons (PDF, 1.2 MB, 20 pages)
Online Version with the Civics Flash Cards
This booklet provides short lessons, based on each of the civics questions on the naturalization exam. This additional information is intended to help naturalization applicants gain a deeper understanding of U.S. history and government as they prepare to become citizens. During your naturalization interview, you will NOT be tested on the additional information in the short lessons. You will only be asked the Questions and Answers.

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