Citizenship

"Office Of Citizen" Powers

Citizens Help Elect:

  • Congress
  • President
  • City Council Members
  • Mayors
  • Governors
  • Judges
-We give them the power to represent us in the ways we like

-Citizens have power to vote them out of office if they are not happy with representation

*Office of citizen is most important office

U.S citizens

A citizen is someone:

  • who was born in the U.S.
  • where atleast one parent is a U.S citizen
  • who has been naturalized
  • who is younger than 18 when their parent/parents were naturalized

Process of becoming a citizen

Naturalization Process:

  • Apply for a form(n-400)
  • Pay $695
  • Take a test about U.S history and government
Requirements:
  1. Swear loyalty to U.S
  2. Read, write, and speak basic english
  3. Show you agree with constitution
  4. Knowledgeable about U.S history and government
  5. Take oath of allegiance

-Live in U.S for five years

-Live in U.S for three years if married to a citizen of U.S

*must be in U.S half of the time


Naturalization form (n-400)

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Oath of allegiance video

U.S. Oath of Allegiance

Rights of a good citizen

  • Vote and hold elected office
  • Say/write what you think
  • Practice your own religion
  • Fair trial

Voting

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Duties of a good citizen

  • Obey the law
  • Defend the nation
  • Serving on a jury or as a witness
  • Paying taxes
  • Attending school

Obeying the law

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Responsibilities of a good citizen

  • Work towards common good
  • Influence government decision
  • Voting
  • Holding government office
  • Serving the community

Serving the community

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