Week 6 – Thursday – Summer 2020

Civics + Reading

Capitalist and Communist Countries, 1980

After World War 2, the United States was concerned about the Soviet Union and Communism. This time is called “The Cold War.”

Communism means that the government owns almost everything. People cannot own property.

Communism is a different form of government than the US. The US has democracy and a market economy.

During the Cold War, the communist countries and capitalist countries fought to control the world. The Soviet Union broke up in 1991.

During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States? –> Communism

From The Civil War to the 1950s, black people in American did not have equal rights.

White people used the law, education, and fear against black people. This was a terrible time of racial discrimination.

This video shows examples of Civil Rights Movement protests to end racial discrimination.

The Civil Rights Movement was a large group of protestors who tried to end racial discrimination. They protested, spoke, and got arrested.

What movement tried to end racial discrimination? –> The Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of the Civil Rights Movement leaders was Martin Luther King Jr. He fought for civil rights.

He fought for civil rights by speaking. He fought for civil rights by writing. He fought for civil rights by protesting. He fought for civil rights by using civil disobedience. He was arrested almost 30 times.

What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?* –> Fought for civil rights

On April 4, 1968, King was killed by a white man. King was only 39 years old, but Americans will always remember him as a hero. We remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in January.

Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? That morning, terrorists attacked the United States.

They flew planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York. They flew a plane into the Pentagon, the main building for the military.

They tried to fly one more plane into the White House, but the people on the plane stopped the terrorists.

What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States? –> Terrorists attacked the United States

N-400 Practice


N-400 Part 12, Questions 16-18

  1. Were you EVER a worker in a prison or a jail?
  2. Were you EVER a worker in a labor camp?
  3. Were you EVER a worker in a detention facility?
  4. Were you EVER a worker in a prison camp?
  5. Were you EVER a worker in any place people were forced to stay?
  6. Were you EVER involved in any way with a group that used a weapon against any person, or threatened to do so?
  7. Did you EVER sell, give, or provide weapons to any person, or help another person sell, give, or provide weapons to any person?