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MoBob had his citizenship interview today, and he passed! Woo-hoo! After miles of paperwork, several hundred dollars in fees, and drilling questions like "what is the rule of law?"

His five questions were:
who is the commander in chief?
what three states were from the original colonies?
which states border Mexico?
who signs bills into law?
who wrote the declaration of independence?

And his written statement was "The people elect Congress."

He still has to submit our 2010 taxes and proof that we've been at the same residence for the past few years; otherwise, he's waiting for his swearing-in ceremony date. And we should have a party!

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On April 14th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC), curieuse commented:
Huge congrats! That's awesome. Henry loved the list. This could be us next year.
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On April 14th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC), cellio commented:
Congrats!
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On April 14th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC), erich_schneider commented:
Please extend my congratulations.
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On April 14th, 2010 07:22 am (UTC), burgotastic commented:
Congratulations.

I don't even understand what the second question means, so I guess US citizenship is out for me. I did pretty well on the others, though.

I got four of the five Mexico states, and I knew the other questions.

One day...
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On April 14th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC), ext_172444 commented:
What? I could TOTALLY be a citizen with those questions!
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On April 14th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC), carrie_leigh commented:
Um.

I'm embarrassed to see that I don't think I could pass a US citizenship test.

Though I think sooner or later, Texas will secede from the Union again so I'll probably be okay. ;)

The PoTUS - Obama

I'm assuming there was a map? Though I don't know that I could name the original 13. A guess, sure.
Mass, Va, NJ, NY,NH,PA,NC,GA,CT RI, MD, PA and.... South Carolina? You got me.

Texas! CA, NM, AZ

The president?

Thomas Jefferson?

Hrm. Feeling like a pretty crappy American. Congrats to MoBob, though!
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On April 14th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC), nausicaa1 commented:
Wonderful! Congratulations, MoBob! Y'all should totally have a party.
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On April 14th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC), mysteena commented:
Congratulations, MoBob!!!!
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On April 15th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC), 13oct commented:
Congratulations to MoBob!! And to you too! :)

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On April 27th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC), adamnvillani commented:
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Only three states from the original colonies?
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On April 27th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
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Yep. I guess naming 13 would be too much to expect!
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