By: Liz Brooke and Abby
Who is a citizen?
- If you were born in the U.S. you are a citizen
- If one of your parents is a U.S. citizen when you are born then you are a citizen!
- You can go through the naturalization process if you're from a different country.
- If your parents were naturalized before you were 18 then you are a citizen!
How can you become naturalized?
Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities of Citizens
- Being able to vote and be in office
-Being able to say/ read/ write what you want
-Being able to practice any religion
-Have a fair trial
-Be protected when in another country
-Equal respect, freedom, equality, and justice!
- No one is more important then the law, not even the president!
-You have to defend the nation, men have to sign up when they're 18 they need to sign up to be eligible for the draft. Women can volunteer when they're 18!
-You have to serve on a jury if you're chosen in order to keep a fair trial!
-Serving as a witness, if the court calls you to the stand you must share what you know!
-You must pay all the taxes you owe in order to keep schools, government and special services running!
-You must attend school until you are 18!
-Voting in elections
-Help candidates in their campaigns
-Talk to the government and tell them your ideas!
-Volunteer in the community by doing community service!
-Help the unfortunate
What is the "Office of Citizen"?
You need to be born or naturalized to have this power.
The people have the power to decide what the government can or can't do.
The elected representatives speak out for us citizens!
We could kick the people out of office if they're doing a bad job.
Citizens give their power to the representatives.
The power given to the representatives lets them be able to make laws!
Because of all the rights and things that citizens can do citizens can hold office! Unless they're naturalized, then they cannot be a representative.