Creating New Americans: The Essence of Americanism under the Citizenship Test

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Publication Title Creating New Americans: The Essence of Americanism under the Citizenship Test
Description This Article is the first to analyze the normative aspects associated with the new U.S. citizenship test and seeks to challenge the test’s purpose, subject matter, format, ideology, and justification. It opines that the test has failed to achieve the main goal of the redesign process: to create a more meaningful test. While the test creates “summa cum laude immigrants” in U.S. history and civics, their understanding is still fleeting. It requires new Americans to memorize esoteric issues, such as the location of the Statue of Liberty, while ignoring the understanding of important ideas, such as liberty and equal protection.
Publication Year 2010/04/12
Publication Author Liav Orgad
Publication Type Journal Article
Publisher Houston Law Review
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Publication Link https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1586531