An American Citizen

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I received my United States citizenship on June 18, 1931. When I applied for citizenship, they took all the information about my life and gave me some literature explaining the three branches of the United States government: such as the House and Senate, the Executive and the Judiciary. Then I had to go home and study all the forms and questions and answers about the government. I had to study and study and study. I also had to know the United States Constitution.

When I went back for our test, they asked us questions about what we were supposed to have studied. Then they gathered us into one room and we were sworn in as citizens. Whether we received the citizenship papers then or later, I don't recall. But I was very happy that I passed the test and was sworn in along with everyone else. I had finally become an American citizen. It was a big thing in my life and I really thank the Lord I made it.