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American citizenship

  1. 1. American Citizenship<br />What does it mean to be a Citizen<br />
  2. 2. Each citizen holds an office – the office of citizen.<br />That office comes with important rights<br />Name a few of these rights.<br />Citizenship<br />
  3. 3. Representatives: People who are chosen to speak and act for their fellow citizens in government<br />Why is it important that you play a role in choosing who is your representative?<br />We are represented by people at the Federal, State, and Local level. See if you can name a few of these people.<br />Citizenship - Representation<br />
  4. 4. Rights of Citizens<br />Right to Vote<br />Right to freedom of speech<br />Right to practice your religion<br />Right to hold office<br />Right to have a fair trial<br />All connected to our American Values<br />Citizenship – Rights vs. Duties<br /><ul><li>Duties of Citizens
  5. 5. Obeying Laws
  6. 6. Defending the nation
  7. 7. Serving on a jury
  8. 8. Serving as a witness in court
  9. 9. Paying taxes
  10. 10. Attending school</li></ul>What is the Difference <br />between the two?<br />
  11. 11. Why are the duties important? <br />Attending School is an important duty-They prepare young citizens for the future by giving them skills, knowledge, and experiences that will prepare them for their role as a citizen in American society.<br />What would life be like without school?<br />Citizenship – Duties of Americans<br />
  12. 12. Do you want others telling you what to do without listening to your point of view?<br />It is important that your take an active role in gov’t because it affects your life in many ways.<br />Your paycheck, job opportunities, growth of your trade, entertainment, safety of our nation, defending your rights, etc. <br />Think about what is one way that you can make a difference as a high school student today in gov’t.<br />Citizenship – Active Partcipants<br />

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