America has a rich tradition of immigration. This chart represents immigrants as a percentage of the U.S. population through history.
Let’s take a look at the trends, major influxes, and pivotal decisions that helped shape our country’s demographics.
What’s the difference between a U.S. citizen and a legal permanent resident? Asylee or refugee? SGAP looks at the face of immigration in the United States in this infographic.
Who has the power to declare war — the president or Congress? SGAP answers in this infographic.
What is the U.S. Citizenship Test?
The U.S. Citizenship Test is one of the final steps for Green Card holders to become naturalized U.S. citizens. Composed of two main sections, the English test and the Civics test, perhaps the most well-known part of the naturalization process. A USCIS officer asks you up to 10 questions from a list of 100 Civics questions in English during the interview. You must orally answer 6 of the 10 questions correctly in order to pass the Civics (History and Government) test.
“We the People of the U.S., in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the U.S. of America.”
The U.S. Constitution’s first three articles divide the federal government into three branches — legislative (Congress), executive (President) and judicial (court system). This separation of powers ensures no one branch has too much power.
In this infographic, SGAP looks at how political parties have evolved in the United States through history.
The President’s Cabinet consists of the vice president and the secretaries of 15 departments.