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  • 1. Citizenship in the United States
    Jessica Lazoen
    EDU 290
    9:30- 10:45
  • 2. Objectives
    What it means to be a United States Citizen
    Different kinds of Citizenship
    How people become U.S citizens
  • 3. Citizen…
    “ A native or naturalized member of state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitles to its protection.”
  • 4. Rights of a U.S. Citizen
    Voting in federal elections
    Being able to serve on a jury
    Travel with U.S. passport
    Being able to run for federal office
    Being able to obtain federal grants and scholarships
  • 5. Responsibilities
    Defending and supporting our constitution
    Serving our country in the military (when needed)
    Respecting the laws of the U.S.
    Respecting individual rights of others
    Being active in your community
  • 6. Different Kinds of Citizenship
    Citizenship through Naturalization
    Citizenship through a parent
    Dual Citizenship
  • 7. Citizenship through Naturalization
    Granted to someone who is…
    A permanent resident
    Green card holder
    • Citizenship is given to someone who was not naturally born here in the United States
  • Citizenship through a parent
    Born outside of U.S.
    At least one parent is a U.S. citizen
    Vacation example
  • 8. Dual Citizenship
    Obtains citizenship in more then one country
    Citizens in the United States and another country
    Grandpa example
  • 9. How to become a U.S. citizen
    Requirements
    Steps
  • 10. Requirements
    18 years or older
    Lived here legally for 5 years
    Understand English writing, reading, and speaking
    Basics of history, government and Constitution
  • 11. Steps you have to take…
    4 basic steps
    Have to fulfill all citizen requirements before you start the steps
  • 12. Step #1
    Complete Application
    Includes detailed information
    About family
    Employment
    Criminal background
    Etc.
  • 13. Step #2
    Photographed
    Fingerprinted
  • 14. Step #3
    Interviewed
    Test about knowledge of English Language and civics
    (reading, writing, language, history, and constitution)
  • 15. Step #4
    Go to court
    Take oath of allegiance to the United States
    All steps complete= United States Citizen
  • 16. Citations
    Random House. (1999). Random house webster’s college dictionary. New York, Toronto,
    London, Sydney, Auckland: Random House Reference and Information Publishing Group.
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (2009). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Retrieved February 12, 2011, from http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=a2ec6811264a3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=a2ec6811264a3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD
    U.S. Department of State. (2010). US State Department Services Dual Nationality. Retrieved February 12, 2011, from http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1753.html
    U.S. Immigration Support. (2010). Citizenship. Retrieved February 12, 2011, from http://www.usimmigrationsupport.org/citizenship.html
    Hall, Frances. (2011). What Does it Mean to Be an American Citizen? Retrieved February 12, 2011, from http://www.ehow.com/way_5409871_mean-american-citizen.html
    Ben’s Guide. (2008). Becoming a U.S. Citizen. Retrieved February 12, 2011, from http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/citizenship/citizenship.html
     
  • 17. Citations Page 2
    U.S. Citizenship Test Guide. (2010). U.S. Citizenship Apply Guide. Retrieved February 12, 2011, from http://uscitizenshiptestguide.com/text/apply.html
    American Flag Image found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/38301474@N05/3525766387/sizes/z/

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