Good Citizenship

By: Taylor Hanlin, Shelby Murray, and Miranda Pamperin

How can one become a citizen?

  • One way you can become a citizen is by being naturalized.
    • To become naturalized you have to be an allowed citizen of the United States for 5 years.
    • Then you can fill out an application with your personal information.
    • You have to take a test on American history, values, and laws in the US.
    • You have to be able to read write and speak English.
    • To become naturalized you have to be 18 years or older.
    • Once the process is done you have all the rights, duties and responsibilities of an average citizen.

  • If you were born in the United States
  • Parents were US citizens when you were born.
  • Under age 18 when one of your parents were naturalized
  • Parents are a citizen
Being a Good Citizen-Community

What power does one have with the "office of citizen"?

  • vote for people in office
  • collect taxes
  • build roads
  • make laws
  • representatives are the voices of citizens
Declaration of Global Citizenship

Who is a US citizen?

U.S. Citizen - A native of naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection ( distinguished from alien )

Naturalized citizen vs. Natural born citizens

- Naturalized citizens and natural born citizens are two completely different things.
~ Naturalized citizen = A person born in a foreign country to foreign parents who late Acquired american citizenship.
~ Natural Born Citizen = A person who is entitled under the Constitution or laws of the United States to citizenship “at birth” or “by birth”.