I heard there was a Citizenship Class, so I came. I prepare myself at home for two months. I was still confused. I asked my American friends the questions, and no one could answer me. I was still confused, so I came here for another two months.
The answers Suzanne gave me were really helpful. She explained to me everything, like, What’s Congress? What does the President do? What does the judicial branch do?
The hardest part of the test for me was fear. The hard part of the questions were people’s names, like, Who was the president during World War II? Who is the representative right now for our state?
My friend’s father drove me to the test. It take 4 ½ hours to go there. It took me 4 ½ hours to drive back. The test was only ½ hour. I couldn’t believe I passed the test. I kept asking my friend’s father, Did I pass? And he double-checked with me, Yes! Yes!
Now I’m a citizen of the United States. I turned in my registration to vote. I feel complicated. Before I didn’t really care because it’s not my country. Now everything is relevant to me. Now it’s important to me who is president, what the government is going to do. I feel like I’m going to start a new life.