Loryn Ratke, Shawn King, Maddy Process
Who is a U.S citizen?
- Being a U.S citizen entails certain rights, duties, and privlages.-You were born in the United States or one of the territories like Puerto Rico. Even if you parents are not legally living in the U.S
-It does not matter where you were born, as long as one of your parents is a legal citizen so are you.
-You have gone through the process of becoming a U.S citizen, which is called naturalization.
-You are less than 18 years old when your parents are naturalized.
How Does one become a U.S citizen?
Steps to becoming a legalized U.S citizen
Step 1- Submit an application for citizenship to the U.S citizenship and Immigration services.
Step 2- Examination
-You need to prove you are 18 years or older.
-You have lived in the country for at least 5 years and lived in the state for at least 3 years.
-You need to have good moral character. For example: not have been committed of a crime.
-You need to be loyal to the United States and the constitution.
-You also need to know how to read, write and speak the English language.
-Know the history and government of the U.S.
Step 3- Final Hearing
-You will appear in front of a court and a judge with the final decision.
-you will take an Oath of Allegiance to the United States
- to become a legal U.S citizen it costs $695.
U.S citizenship Oath Ceremony
What power does one have with "Office of Citizen?"
What are the Rights, Duties, and Responsibilities of good citizenship?
Rights (can do’s)
- to vote and to hold elected office
- to say what you think in speech/writing
- to practice own religion
- to have a fair trial
- obey the laws
- defending the nation
- serving on a jury or as a witness in court
- paying taxes
- attending school
- working toward the common good
- holding government office
- participating in election campaigns
- influencing government