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How To Become A U.S. Citizen By Cindy Carroll 2/14/2006.

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1 How To Become A U.S. Citizen By Cindy Carroll 2/14/2006

2 U.S. Citizenship Born in the U.S. Born in the U.S. Naturalization process Naturalization process 1. Application Form 1. Application Form 2. Citizenship Test 2. Citizenship Test 3. Court 3. Court

3 Duties / Responsibilities Vote Vote Serve on a jury Serve on a jury Military service Military service Pay taxes Pay taxes Obey laws Obey laws

4 Rights of U.S. Citizenship Bill of Rights Bill of Rights Freedom of Religion Freedom of Assembly To Keep and Bear Arms Freedom of Speech Freedom of the Press Protection of those Accused of Crimes

5 Citizen Involvement Elections Elections Political Action Committees Political Action Committees Interest Groups Interest Groups

6 Citizen Involvement Community Service Community Service Helping the Homeless Helping the Homeless Helping the Elderly Helping the Elderly City Beautification City Beautification City Rehabilitation City Rehabilitation

7 Pros of U.S. Citizenship The right to vote The right to vote Run for public office Run for public office Apply for federal government jobs Apply for federal government jobs File to legally bring family members to live in the U.S. File to legally bring family members to live in the U.S. Receive full Social Security benefits Receive full Social Security benefits Traveling to foreign countries may be easier Traveling to foreign countries may be easier

8 Cons of U.S. Citizenship You must take an oath of allegiance and renounce your loyalty to your native country You must take an oath of allegiance and renounce your loyalty to your native country Owning property in your native country may be a problem Owning property in your native country may be a problem You must pass basic English and U.S. government tests You must pass basic English and U.S. government tests You may lose your right to vote and your citizenship in your native country You may lose your right to vote and your citizenship in your native country

9 Comprehension Questions Name one way you can become a U.S. citizen? Name one way you can become a U.S. citizen? Explain the naturalization process Explain the naturalization process List a Duty of U.S. Citizenship List a Duty of U.S. Citizenship List a Right of U.S. Citizenship List a Right of U.S. Citizenship List one pro and can for becoming a U.S. Citizen List one pro and can for becoming a U.S. Citizen What is one way you can become an involved citizen? What is one way you can become an involved citizen?

10 Works Cited 5citizenship/citizenship.html 5citizenship/citizenship.html 5citizenship/rights.htm. bensguide.gpo.gov/3- 5citizenship/rights.htmbensguide.gpo.gov/3- 5citizenship/rights.htm 5citizenship/responsibilites.htm. bensguide.gpo.gov/3- 5citizenship/responsibilites.htmbensguide.gpo.gov/3- 5citizenship/responsibilites.htmwww.clac.state.mn.us/english/bctzne.htm


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