Who Is A U.S. Citizen
- A U.S. citizen is someone who has rights, duties and responsibilities.
- It is also a person who owes allegiance to this nation.
- A U.S. citizen needs to learn American studies such as english and our American history.
- Citizens have all rights and duties as everyone else.
- And then there's the office of citizenship, which is our government, and they do things to improve our communities.
Citizenship, How can one become a Citizen?
To become a U.S. citizen you must/can have done the following things:
- If you’re born in the U.S., or on U.S. territory, you will automatically become a U.S. citizen, as long as at least one of your parent's is a citizen of the United States.
- You can choose to do it by choice.
- You can live in the U.S. for 5 years, and then take the test, and then become a U.S citizen.
- You can provide military services in the U.S. Army, Navy or Air Force, and then take the test, instead of staying in U.S. for five years.
- If you’re married to a U.S. citizen you can get the 5 years shortened to only 3.
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What Power Does One Have With the "Office of Citizen"
- Every citizen has a very important position of authority, We decide what we want to change in our communities.
- The citizens decide on what the government does.
- But we have to elect representatives, who are people who speak for the citizens.
- The citizens also elect judges, mayors, governors, the president and more people of government.
- Citizens hold office for life.
RIGHTS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITES What you can, should, and have to do
Rights of a good citizen
-you can say what you want in speech and writing
-you can be whatever religion you want
-you have the right to a fair trial
Duties of a good citizen
-serve on a jury of as a witness in court
Responsibilities of a good citizen
-voting -holding government office
-participating in campaigns
-serving the community