Citizenship Reading and Writing Vocabulary Lists

Reading Vocabulary List

People: Places: Holidays: Question words:
Abraham Lincoln

George Washington

America

United States

U.S.

Presidents’ Day

Memorial Day

Flag Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Thanksgiving

How

What

When

Where

Who

Why

 

Civics: Verbs: Other (function): Other (content):
American flag

Bill of Rights

capital

citizen

city

Congress

country

Father of Our Country

government

President

right

Senators

state/states

White House

can

come

do/does

elects

have/has

is/are/was/be

lives/lived

meet

name

pay

vote

want

a

for

here

in

of

on

the

to

we

colors

dollar bill

first

largest

many

most

north

one

people

second

south

Sample Reading Sentences

Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves.

Alaska is the largest U.S. state.

Citizens can vote.

George Washington was the first president.

Lincoln was the President during the Civil War.

The President lives in the White House.

The President of the United States is elected by the people.

The White House is in Washington D.C.

There are 100 senators in the US Senate.

Washington is on the dollar bill.

Washington is the father of our Nation.

Writing Vocabulary List

People: Places: Months: Holidays:
Adams

Lincoln

Washington

Alaska

California

Canada

Delaware

Mexico

New York City

United States

Washington

Washington, D.C.

February

May

June

July

September

October

November

Presidents’ Day

Memorial Day

Flag Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Thanksgiving

 

Civics: Verbs: Other (function): Other (content):
American Indians

capital

citizens

Civil War

Congress

Father of Our Country

flag

free

freedom of speech

President

right

Senators

state/states

White House

can

come

elect

have/has

is/was/be

lives/lived

meet

pay

vote

want

and

during

for

here

in

of

on

the

to

we

blue

dollar bill

fifty/50

first

largest

most

north

one

one hundred/100

people

red

second

south

taxes

white

Sample Writing Sentences

Alaska is the largest U.S. state.

Citizens can vote.

Columbus Day is in October.

Washington was the first president.

Independence Day is in July.

Lincoln was the President during the Civil War.

Thanksgiving is in November.

The White House is in Washington D.C.

Washington is on the dollar bill.

Washington is the father of our Nation.