Good Citizenship

By: Justin Bryant, Morgan Jensen, Jenna Smith-Herter

Who is a U.S. Citizen?

  • Somebody Born in the U.S.A.
  • Somebody born with at least one parental citizen
  • Someone who went through the naturalization process
  • Someone who is under 18 when their parents went through the naturalization process
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How Can One Become a Citizen?

  • To become a citizen you can go through the naturalization process
  • A parent of a child under the age of 18 will also become a citizen when the parent goes through the process and becomes a citizen
  • To become naturalized, you must follow a process that includes learning about the history and government of the United States

Process of Naturalization

  • First you meet the prerequisites
  • Second you apply an application that is about ten sheets long
  • Third study for the major test (Your application can take 2-6 months to be accepted)

What power does one have with the "Office of Citizen"?

  • The government has power to make laws, build roads, collect taxes, and make agreements with other countries
  • Citizens have the power to decide what the government will do
  • Citizens can vote and elect representatives

What are the Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities of good Citizenship?

Rights

The Rights are listed in the Constitution

  • right to vote; hold elected office
  • freedom of speech
  • freedom of religion
  • right to have fair trial
Rights are based on the beliefs we share.

Our rights are protected by laws and courts.



Duties

Duties are the "must do's"

  • obey the laws
  • defend the nation
  • serve on jury
  • pay taxes
  • attend school

Responsibilities

The responsibilities are the "should do's"

  • working toward a common good
  • voting
  • holding government office
  • participating in election campaigns
  • influencing government
  • serving the community
Fulfilled by choice.

It is an important part of being a citizen.