Civics is the study of what it means to be a US ________
Who is a citizen?
A person who legally lives in the country.
Organizations, institutions, and individuals who exercise authority over a group of people are ___________.
Being a US citizen involves both enjoying your ________ and fulfulling your ____________.
What is freedom?
Liberty, the right to act, speak, and think how you want.
What are some freedoms Americans enjoy?
College, speech, religion, jobs, and how many children they have.
What is equality?
Being treated fairly no matter what race or religion you are.
Where do you see examples of equality in daily American life?
No segregated schools and legal rights.
What does "government by the people" mean?
When citizens rule through the officials that they elected.
2. What are some roles or responsibilities of citizens in a "government by the people" situation?
Being a good citizen, giving to your community, voting, and working for the political parties.
What are the ten qualities of being a good citizen?
1. Be responsible within your family
2. Respect and obey the laws of the land
3. Respect other's property and land.
4. Be loyal and proud of the accomplishments of the country.
5. Take part in your community.
6. Be active in the government
7. Use your natural resources wisely.
8. Being well informed on issues and willing to act when your conscience demands.
9. Believing in equal opportunity for everyone.
10. Respect individual differences and their points of view.
Why is it important to study civics?
It is important to know what we have to do as a citizen and our responsibilities. And we need to know how the government works and the functions of our government.
American society is primarily made up of immigrants. Who are immigrants?
Immigrants are people who come from a different country to live in a new country.
What makes the USA multicultural?
People who have come from different parts of the world make the US multicultural.
The earliest people to settle in North America came from Asia and became known as what?
Native Americans/ American Indians
Who explored America around 1000 AD?
Around 1500 AD, the ______ began to claim land and build lasting settlements.
Which European countries led the way?
England, France, and the Netherlands
When and why did Africans arrive in North America?
They came during the 1600s to replace the Native Americans as Spanish slaves.
What is a quota?
The number of immigrants that are allowed to come to a country each year.
Why were immigration quotas established?
To protect everyone's jobs and their services
What is the annual quota for US immigration today?
Over 8 million (700 million and refuges and families of new citizens)
Who are people in the US who are citizens of another county?
True/ False Aliens can only be legal.
False, they can be legal or illegal.
Who are refugees?
Refugees are people who escape from being persecuted in their town. They come to another nation for safety.
Are refugees subject to the annual quota?
Why do aliens/immigrants want to come to the USA?
They come for safety from war, being politically persecuted, home crises, economy, or family.