Citizenship Requirement

Barb Wire

(1 min Audio Report – Faith2Action)


How many amendments does the U.S. Constitution have?  Students in Arizona are going to have to know this and other basic information about our nation if they expect to graduate high school.

That’s because Arizona just became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test. That means students will have answer at least 60 of 100 civics questions–much like the test new citizens take.

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Behind the bill is the Joe Foss Institute, whose goal is to mark the 230th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution in 2017 with similar laws in all 50 states.

North Dakota’s House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the bill last week.

By the way, there are 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

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Janet Porter
Janet (Folger) Porter is President and Founder of Faith2Action, the nation’s largest network of pro-family groups. Janet authored the first Heartbeat Bill to legally protect unborn babies with detectible heartbeats which inspired Arkansas and North Dakota's Heartbeat Laws--the most protective pro-life laws in the nation. She has authored five books including: The Criminalization of Christianity and hosts a daily radio commentary heard in more than 300 markets. You can follow her on Twitter @Faith2Action.

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