Good Citizenship

WHO IS A U.S. CITIZEN? by: Katie, Brianna, Crystal

HOW TO BECOME A CITIZEN

Someone can become an American citizen by going through the naturalization process. Naturalization teaches you values, laws, rights, and duties of American citizens. You can also become a citizen if you were born in America or one of America’s territories. Another way you can become a citizen is if you’re under 18 when your parents were naturalized; or one of your parents were an American citizen when you were born.

RIGHTS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF CITIZENS

RIGHTS: (can do)

  • Some rights ..... speech/ writing, religion, voting and electing, the right to fair trial.
  • Equal respect, freedom, equality, and justice

DUTIES: (must do) Duties of citizens, citizens have duties and by doing them you support government efforts that meet our society needs. Some examples of citizen duties are: obeying laws, paying taxes, going to school, defending our nation, and serving on a jury or as a witness in court.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (should do) Responsibilities are just part of being a citizen, you are not required by law to do them.

  • Make community better place to live in
  • contribute to common good
  • join or create organizations



WHAT POWER DOES ONE HAVE WITH THE OFFICE OF CITIZEN?

  • Citizens have the power to decide what our government will and will not do ...
  • Granted by our constitution .. protected by our laws and our courts

VIDEO ABOUT CITIZESHIP:

Become a US Citizen