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Rights and Responsibilities
Terms in this set (20)
A form of government in which the people select representatives to govern them and make laws.
The elected leader of a state's government
A legal status and permission for an immigrant to live and work in the United States for an unlimited time
Oath of Allegiance
an oath that must be taken by all individuals gaining citizenship through naturalization promising that you will be loyal to the United States
2nd Amendment right to carry weapons
civilian; one not engaged in battle
a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law
The court process to determine guilt in a case of civil or criminal proceedings
Born in the US
Freedom of Speech
1st amendment right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint.
Freedom of religion
1st amendment right to practice or not practice whatever religion one chooses.
a system by which men ages 18 through 26 register with the U.S. government for military service
an obligation to pay or do something
to give up or resign something
What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
▪ join a political party
▪ help with a campaign
▪ join a civic group
▪ join a community group
▪ give an elected official your opinion on an issue
▪ call Senators and Representatives
▪ publicly support or oppose an issue or policy
▪ run for office
▪ write to a newspaper
What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
▪ give up loyalty to other countries
▪ defend the Constitution and laws of the United States
▪ obey the laws of the United States
▪ serve in the U.S. military (if needed)
▪ serve (do important work for) the nation (if needed)
▪ be loyal to the United States
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