"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
  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


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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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