The Meaning of the US Oath of Allegiance


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What is an oath?

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1. What is the last step in the naturalization process to become a United States citizen?

2. When you take the US Oath of Allegiance, you renounce _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this printable worksheet and interactive quiz as guideposts through the lesson, which details and explains the ramifications of the Oath of Allegiance. Topics include what you're actually doing by swearing to the oath.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your comprehension of the following:

  • In what capacity you swear to serve the United States
  • What constitutes an oath
  • That which you swear to support and defend
  • The final step in the naturalization process
  • What you renounce by taking the oath

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz give you the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Making connections use your understanding of the concept of taking an oath
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Oath of Allegiance in the naturalization process and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the meaning of the Oath of Allegiance

Additional Learning

To learn more about the U.S. Oath of Allegiance, review the accompanying lesson entitled, The Meaning of the U.S. Oath of Allegiance. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Tell what you receive after you complete the naturalization process
  • Explain the significance of the words 'renounce and abjure', in regard to your past
  • Discuss what is meant by 'bearing true faith and allegiance', in reference to the Constitution
  • Illuminate how the Oath of Allegiance may be legally altered