>>20025979>Is it mandatory?
depends on where you live. cities with effective mass transit, so almost nowhere, you don't need a license unless you want to leave the city. suburbs, rural areas, leaving the city, yeah, you need a license>Exactly how hard is it to get a drivers license in the US?
depends on the day, what DMV you go to (some are notorious for being tough, some are notorious for not giving a shit), who tests you, what they ate for breakfast, if they already shat that morning
ideally you would do everything perfect, which isn't hard in an automatic.