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