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1 Anyone born in the United States or a territory it controls is a citizen.

2 A citizens most VITAL DUTY Taking part in elections. You will vote on who will lead the government. Taking part in elections. You will vote on who will lead the government.

3 What if you were born in a foreign country If at least one of your parents is a U.S. citizen, then you are a U.S. citizen. If at least one of your parents is a U.S. citizen, then you are a U.S. citizen.

4 Naturalized Citizens If neither of your parents are citizens and they move to the United States they must become Naturalized Citizens. EVEN AS A NATURALIZED CITIZENTS THEY CANNOT Become President or Vice President.

5 Deport To deport is to return to the country from which you came. This applies to Immigrants that break the law.

6 Legal Immigrants Legal Immigrants over the age of 18 may request Naturalization after living in the U.S. for 5 years. Cannot vote Cannot hold public office

7 What do immigrants have to do 1. They must support themselves financially. 2. They must be law abiding and support the U.S. constitution. 3. Must understand and written and spoken English 4. Must show basic knowledge of U.S. history and government. They then will get a certificate of Naturalization.

8 2 difference between and Born citizen and a Naturalized Citizen 1. A naturalized citizen can lose their citizenship 2. They can never become president or Vice President. Famous Naturalized Citizens ALBERT EINSTIEN, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

9 Duties of Citizenship 1. Citizens elect officials to make the laws. They must obey the laws that are passed. “they must know about what it legal and illegal” Not knowing it is illegal will not prevent you from going to jail.

10 More Duties of Citizenship Paying taxes for services such as public roads, police, and public schools. Men 18 years or older must register with SELECTIVE SERVICES. This is incase of a DRAFT, or “Required Military Service.

11 The Right to Serve on a Jury As your 6 th amendment you have the right to trial by a jury. You are required to willing serve on a Jury when called upon.

12 Sources to find out about a candidate to vote on News Paper Internet Television PROPOGANDA PROPOGANDA: material that is biased deliberately to help or harm a cause.

13 PAC Political action committee Political action committee are groups that collect money for candidates who support certain issues.

14 Interest Groups Interest Groups Interest Groups are people that share a common interest that motivates them to take political action. They organize speeches and rallies to support their cause.

15 Volunteering in the Community Small communities have Volunteer Fire protection and law enforcement. Neighborhoods have Citizens on Patrol and Neighborhood watch.

16 THE 1 st President


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