Presentation on theme: "Becoming a U.S. citizen Anyone born in the United States or a territory it controls is a citizen."— Presentation transcript:
1 Becoming a U.S. citizenAnyone 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.
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.
4 Naturalized CitizensIf neither of your parents are citizens and they move to the United States they must become Naturalized Citizens.EVEN AS A NATURALIZED CITIZENTS THEY CANNOTBecome 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 ImmigrantsLegal Immigrants over the age of 18 may request Naturalization after living in the U.S. for 5 years.Cannot voteCannot 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 English4. 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 citizenship2. They can never become president or Vice President.Famous Naturalized CitizensALBERT EINSTIEN, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
9 Duties of Citizenship1. 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 6th 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 PaperInternetTelevisionPROPOGANDA: material that is biased deliberately to help or harm a cause.
13 PACPolitical action committee are groups that collect money for candidates who support certain issues.
14 Interest GroupsInterest 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.