Good citizenship poster

By: Jared Fischer, Carson Graf, and Ethan King.

Who is a U.S. citizen?

1) A U.S Citizen is someone who by birth or choice owes allegiance to the United States.
Legal citizen if
  • Was born in the United States or one of its Territories.
  • At least 1 parent was a U.S. citizen when you were born.
  • Have to be naturalized.
  • Less than 18 when parents were naturalized.

How can one become a U.S. citizen?

2) To become a citizen of the United States you have to become naturalized.
To become naturalized you have to
  • Permanent resident for 5 years.
  • 3 years you have to be a resident if you are married to a U.S citizen.
  • You need to be less than 18 when your parents were naturalized.
        • How do you become naturalize

        • Steps
    1. Application: The applicant submits an application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    2. Examination: The applicant must prove the following to qualify for citizenship.

    • Age 18 or Older
    • Legal residence in the country for at least 5 years: in state for at least 3 months.
    • Good Moral Character ( cannot have been convicted for any crimes)
    • Loyalty to the principals or the U.S. Constitution.
    • Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
    • Knowledge of the history and form of the U.S. government.
    3. Final Hearing: Applicant appears before a citizenship court.
    • USCIS responds to applicants.
    • A judge asks the applicant to take an oath of loyalty to the U.S.
    • The applicant receives certificate of citizenship.

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

3.) The power one has with “office of citizen,” is that they have the power to decide what the government will do.
  • They also have the power to make decision(above)
  • Elect representatives
  • Vote out representatives
  • “Office of Citizens,” holds authority

What are the rights, duties, and responsibilities of good citizenship?

4.) All citizens have rights, duties, and responsibilities. If they follow these three things they are considered a good citizen.

  • Citizens have the right to vote, speak, believe what they want to believe, and the right to a fair trial. Rights are things that you can do.
  • Citizens have duties to obey laws, defend the nation, serve on a jury or witness in court, pay taxes, and attend school. Duties are required by law to do.
  • Responsibilities are things that you should do, like serving your community.