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What It Means To Be A Citizen
What It Means To Be A Citizen
What It Means To Be A Citizen
What It Means To Be A Citizen
What It Means To Be A Citizen
What It Means To Be A Citizen
What It Means To Be A Citizen
What It Means To Be A Citizen
What It Means To Be A Citizen
What It Means To Be A Citizen
What It Means To Be A Citizen
What It Means To Be A Citizen
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What It Means To Be A Citizen

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  • 1. What it Means to Be a Citizen
    • Friday, September 14, 2007
    • Power Point on Citizenship
    • Homework Assignment Discussion
    • Current News on Monday next week!
  • 2. Who is a Citizen?
    • Born in the US
    • Born abroad to 2 US citizens
    • Born abroad to 1 US citizen
    • Naturalized
      • <18 yrs old when parents are naturalized
  • 3. Naturalization Process
    • Application for Naturalization
      • Form N-400
    • Fingerprinted
    • Interview
      • English and Civics Test
    • Taking the Oath
  • 4. What does it mean to be a citizen?
    • You are a citizen for life!
    • The Constitution and laws give many rights to both citizens and non-citizens living in the United States.
    • HOWEVER, some rights are only for citizens:
  • 5. What does it mean to be a citizen?
    • PRIVILEGE
    • VS
    • RIGHTS
  • 6. Three Components to Citizenship
    • Rights and Privileges
    • Duties
    • Responsibilities
  • 7. Rights
    • Voting
    • Only citizens can vote in Federal elections. Most States also restrict the right to vote, in most elections to US Citizens.
  • 8. Rights Guaranteed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights
    • Free Speech….
    • Religious Rights
    • Due Process
    • Fair Trial
    • Equal justice under law.
  • 9. Other Benefits
    • Bringing family members to the US
    • Obtaining citizenship for children born abroad.
    • Traveling with US Passport
    • Eligible for Federal Jobs
    • Becoming an elected official
  • 10. Duties of Citizens
    • Obeying the laws-”RULE OF LAW”
    • Defending the nation, Constitution, and laws of the United States. Including serving the country when required.
    • Serve on Juries/witness in courts.
    • Paying Taxes
    • Attending School
    • Swear allegiance to the United States and give up prior allegiance to other nations.
  • 11. Responsibilities
    • Working toward the common good.
    • Voting
    • Hold public office and participate in election campaigns
    • Influencing government
    • Serving the Community
    • Being informed!!
  • 12. What kind of citizen will you be?
    • ?

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