By: Vivian Nguyen, Daisy Espinosa, and Quinn Atterberry

The Bill of Rights (19B)

1st Amendment
  • Freedom of Religion-Lets you believe in whatever religion you believe in. This is good because you shouldn't believe in something you don't like.
  • Freedom of Assembly-Gives people the right to join together and do want they chose to do. Example go from the KKK to your local town parade.
  • Freedom to Petition-Any nonviolent, legal means of encouraging or disappointing a government action. This is helpful because if a company isn't doing a good action to the consumers, the consumers can use the right to petition to go against the company.
  • Freedom of Press- Any source for news can obtain and publish truthful reports without having consequences. This gives people magazines, newspapers, television shows, and others to inform the public.
  • Freedom of Speech-Lets people say what they want to say with no restraint. Freedom of speech id good because it help your mental health by not bottling up your thoughts when you can just say what you think.
  • Freedom of Speech-Lets anyone say what they want to say with no restraint. This right can actually help your mental health, instead of bottling-up your feelings, you can just say what you think.
2nd Amendment
  • Right to Bear Arms-Lets you posses any militia. Americans are known for hunting, so if the government made guns illegal, wouldn't they be also taking away many peoples' hobbies?
3rd Amendment
  • Right Not to Quarter Soldiers-This mean you don't have to let soldiers stay in your house.This started when British soldiers took advantage of citizens and let them stay for a period of time. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want soldiers in your house and asking you for your wifi password.
4th Amendment
  • Freedom from Unreasonable Search and Seizure-This gives citizen the right from letting someone from looking in their possessions. If your mom says she wants to go your room, you can say,"The 4th Amendment lets me not let you in".(Well listen to her anyway, she is your mom).
5th Amendment
  • Due Process of Law-States that you can't be guilty for doing a crime unless you go to court to trial for the crime.
6th Amendment
  • Right to a Speedy Trial-Lets prosecutors go into court for a speedy trial. This lets people not stay in prison for a crime that they want to trial for.
7th Amendment

  • Right to Trial by Jury-Gives the right for your trial to be heard by jury. That wouldn't be fair if you have a case that you want to be closed but the jury doesn't want to hear your justification.
8th Amendment

  • No Cruel or Unusual Punishment- Makes sure you get a fair, can't be cruel punishment. Some countries give citizens weird punishments like in England, where if you feed the birds (which just sounds like a volunteer job to me) you have to pay a fine.
9th Amendment

  • Constitutional Rights Don't Deny Other Rights-The right of citizens aren't limited just by laws in the Constitution. This is important because you wouldn't just want to live by the Constitution.
10th Amendments

  • States' Rights- Assures that states won't step out of boundaries made the Constitution but let states make their own laws. This lets states have power but enough to not overrule the U.S.
1st Amendment Song

Example of Freedom of Press. She can sing truthful facts about the first amendment without punishment.


What are Some Examples of being a Responsible Citizen?

  • Support and the Constitution
  • Stay informed of the issues in your community
  • Participate in voting
  • Respect and obey the laws
  • Respect the rights, beliefs, and opinion of others
  • Participate in your local community
  • Pay your taxes on time
  • Serve on a jury when called upon
  • Defend the country if the need should arise

Criteria & Process For Becoming A CItizen

Naturalized Citizen

A naturalized citizen is a foreigner who went through the process to become a citizen of the U.S.. The criteria to become a naturalized citizen includes...

  • You must be at least 18 years old when filling out the form.
  • Be a permanent resident (have a green card) for at least 5 years.
  • Lived in the state/district you applied for.
  • Continuing to live in the U.S. for 5 years after you fill out your form.
  • Be able to read, speak, and write basic English.
  • Have a decent understanding of U.S. history and government.
  • Have a good and moral character.
  • Understand the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution
The process of becoming a naturalized citizen is...
  1. Determine if you are already a U.S. citizen.
  2. Determine your eligibility to becoming a U.S citizen.
  3. Prepare the Form N-400 (The Application for Naturalization).
  4. Submit the Application for Naturalization.
  5. Go to the biometrics (fingerprinting) appointment, if applicable.
  6. Complete the interview
  7. Receive a decision from USCIS on your application.
  8. Receive a notice to take the Oath of Allegiance.
  9. Take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.
  10. Understand your rights and responsibilities as a U.S.citizen.
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