Citizenship 101

Be active in your government.

Good Citizenship

All citizens have the right to refuse to testify on a trial, the right to bear arms, the right not to have soldiers intrude on their homes, the right not to have their property searched, and the right to a fair trial.

A good citizen is a person who does their duties and responsibilities.

A duty all citizens are responsible for is jury duty and a responsibility would be staying informed.

Political Spectrum

Far Left - Want everyone to be equal and no one person has all the power

Far Right - Are ok with a person having more power of another

Liberal - "freedom of the individual and governmental guarantees of individual rights and liberties."

Conservative - "disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change." -

Republicans on Healthcare: Want healthcare that people pay for themselves

Democrats on Healthcare: Want healthcare that is already paid by the government

Republicans on Education: Want parents to be able to send kids to the school they want

Democrats on Education: Don't believe that parents should be able to choose that, want schools to improve


must be:

  1. A U.S. citizen
  2. At least 18 years old by the general election
  3. A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day