How to be a good citizen
by: Felicia W
5 rights to be entitled to the U.S.
- you have the right to fair trial
- right to vote
- right to run for elected office
- freedom to purse "life, liberty,and the pursuit of happiness."
- freedom to express yourself
Some responsibilites and duties that are expected of citizens
"A good citizen is one who properly fulfills his or her role as a citizen. There are many opinions as to what constitutes a good citizen. Theodore Roosevelt said, "The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight."
- stay informed of the issues affecting your community
- improve your local community
- influence government by expressing opinion
- support & defend constitution
- help candidates win their election campaigns
- to pay taxes
- to attend school
- respect the rights of others
- defend the nation against threats to peace and security
- obey society's laws
- to serve on a jury or as a witness in court
terms of the political parties
far left: it means that your a liberal/statistic also you believe in more goverment
far right:means that you are a libertarian/concervitive which means that you beleieve in more goverment
liberal: means not limited to or by traditional,orthodox,or authoritian attitudes or dogmas;free from bigotry. you believe in more goverment. another word for liberal is statistic.
conservative: favoring traditional views & values; tending to oppose change. you believe in less goverment. another word for conservative is liberal which means you believe in free social issuses & free economic issuses.
the U.S. voting qualifications
In order to vote, or to register to vote, you must be 18 years or older to fill out a form that you can get at the place you vote. Or at any of the other places where you can vote.
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years old by the general election.
- A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day
If you live in District 1 & 3, you would vote at Pinkerton Academy's Hackler Gym.
District 2 voters would vote up in East Derry at Calvary Bible Church and Disrtict 4 would vote at Gilbert H. Hood middle school.