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
  • volunteering
  • 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.