Good Citizenship

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.
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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 vote and hold elected office

-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

-obey laws

-defend nation

-serve on a jury of as a witness in court

-pay taxes

-attending school

Responsibilities of a good citizen

-working toward the common good

-voting -holding government office

-participating in campaigns

-influencing government

-serving the community