Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities
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To be a citizen of the United States, you must have fulfilled one of three requirements:
- You were born in the United States, or at least one parent is a citizen of the United States.
-You were naturalized, that is, you have completed the official legal process for becoming a citizen if you were born outside the United States.
-You were 18 or younger when your parents were naturalized.
the willingness to work for the good of the nation or community even at great sacrifice
a person who enters another country in order to settle there
A Duty to Serve on Juries
The Bill of Rights guarantees the right to trial by jury. In turn, every citizen has the responsibility to serve on a jury when called. Jury duty is a serious matter. Jurors must take time out from their work and personal lives to decide the fate of others.
you have completed the official legal process for becoming a citizen if you were born outside the United States.
feeling of love and devotion toward one's country. A sense of patriotism inspires Americans to serve their nation. It also encourages us to fulfill the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
noncitizen living in the country.
While taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States a person is basically saying that he or she will do what?
obey the law
What is one right that a naturalized citizen does not have?
Answer: She cannot serve as president or vice president of the United States.
What should be a responsible citizen's first thought when deciding for whom to vote?
Answer: What is best for society?
Voting, obeying laws, defending the nation, and serving on juries are examples of what?
Examples of Personal Responsibility
taking care of your pet
participating in charitable events
doing household chores
Examples of Staying Informed
staying informed of current events
reading magazine or newspaper articles
gathering information on a candidate
Examples of Jury Duty
listening to trial testimony
understanding how a trial works
Why is it important to be a responsible citizen?
In a democratic society, citizens have responsibility for each another and to contribute to the greater good. By being a responsible citizen, people contribute to that greater good. For example, by staying informed on public issues, people can make good decisions when it comes time to vote.
What are some ways that you can practice good citizenship now?
I can obey laws and rules established by my parents and school. I can participate in community events. I can also stay informed on public issues.
Why is accepting responsibility for personal behavior important in a democracy?
In a democracy, individuals are expected to look out for themselves and one another. If I litter, it is my responsibility to pick it up because it affects others.
How did the framers of the Constitution model civic virtue for the nation?
They put the good of the country ahead of their own personal wishes.