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US MOTTO  “ e pluribus unum” is the Unites States motto.  These Latin words mean “out of many, one”  Why was this motto chosen? Because it represents.

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1 US MOTTO  “ e pluribus unum” is the Unites States motto.  These Latin words mean “out of many, one”  Why was this motto chosen? Because it represents one nation from the 13 colonies  Where can you find this motto? The US seal, US coins

2 RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CITIZEN  All citizens of the Unites States have responsibilities.  Some basic obligations of citizenship include: obeying laws, paying taxes, serving on jury when called, registering for selective services, and voting.  These are your duties as a citizen!

3 RULES AND LAWS  Laws have important purposes: to protect the rights of the people, to keep people safe, and to describe how people should behave.  Laws exist because no society could survive if people just did what they pleased without any concern for others.  Are their punishments for disobeying laws? Yes  What are some of them? Fines, jail time, life in prison.  Can laws change? Yes. These are made to protect you and other citizens.

4 TAXES  Local, state, and federal governments require citizens to pay money for public goods and services.  Taxes are necessary and helpful.  What are some things taxes pay for? Schools, libraries, highways, parks, to pay police officers, firefighters, congressmen, park rangers and teachers.  If you buy something are you paying taxes? Yes

5 JURY  The U.S. Constitution guarantees every person in the United States the right to a trial by jury.  With this right comes the responsibility to serve on jury when called.  If you serve jury duty, what do you do? Hear the evidence in the trial and decide whether the accused person is innocent or guilty.

6 REGISTERING FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE  All men are required to register with the Selective Service System when they reach the age of 18.  This gives the governments a list of men who can be drafted into the armed services in case there is a national emergency.

7 VOTING  All citizens should vote.  Each citizen should take the responsibility to know about the candidate they are voting for.

8 RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CITIZEN  Pay taxes  Obey laws  Serve on jury when called  Register for selective services  Vote


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