Citizenship

Naturalization, Responsible citizenship, rights, and You!

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In this flier, you will learn the responsibilities you hold as a citizen of the US, what rights you have, and how to become a naturalized citizen.

The Bill of rights

In America, there are certain things that make the US the land of freedom that some people conciser it to be. One of those things is the bill of rights.


1st Amendment: The freedom of speech and Religion.

2nd Amendment: The right to bear arms.

3rd Amendment: The government cannot force you to house soldiers.

4th Amendment: The police force cannot search your house without a warrant.

5th Amendment: The right to not incriminate yourself.

6th Amendment: The right to a speedy public trial.

7th Amendment: The right to a trial by jury.

8th Amendment: No excessive bails or fines.

9th Amendment: Just because a right isn't here, it doesn't mean the people don't have it.

10th Amendment: The other rights are granted to the state.

Naturalization

The process that citizens from other countries go through to become US citizens is called Naturalization.

First, you must determine if you are eligible for naturalization. To do this, you must have lived in the U.S. for at least 5 years, or 3 if you are married to a U.S. citizen and be at least 18 years of age.

Next, you must file a bunch of paperwork to cover the legal side of joining the U.S, along with an interview. You must also be able to speak and write English. After that, you must take a test of your knowledge of United States history. If you pass, you take an oath, and you are officially a member of the U.S.

Responsible Citizenship

With these rights we hold as Americans, we also hold the responsibilities as follows:

  • Vote. It is everybody's responsibility to vote. If not, your voice will not be heard, and you will not have a say in presidents or congressman.
  • Follow the laws. The laws help people be happy and safe in america.
  • Military service. (Optional)

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