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1 We The People Civics in Our Lives

2 Civics is the study of what it means to be a citizen

3 Citizen is a legal member of the country

4 Government is the political unit which has authority over a group of people

5 I.The Meaning of Civics a. Civics is the study of what it means to be a citizen b.Citizen is a legal member of the country c.Government is the political unit which has authority over a group of people

6 Freedom & Equality are a U.S. citizens guaranteed rights and freedoms Freedom is the right to enjoy all the privileges or special rights of citizenship without restraint or control. Equality is when each person has likeness or sameness in quality, power, status, or degree.

7 Rights & Freedoms are protected by laws and exist for any citizen who follows the laws

8 II.American Ideals a.Freedom & Equality are a U.S. citizens guaranteed rights and freedoms b.Rights & Freedoms are protected by laws and exist for any citizen who follows the laws

9 Our state and local governments provide free school for young citizens

10 U.S. law guarantees that all persons who are qualified for a job have an equal opportunity to secure it

11 U.S. Citizens are free to: own a house, raise a family, choose a religion, start a business, travel, speak what you wish as long as you dont hurt others.

12 III.A Heritage of Freedom a.Our state and local governments provide free school for young citizens b.U.S. law guarantees that all persons who are qualified for a job have an equal opportunity to secure it c.U.S. Citizens are free to: own a house, raise a family, choose a religion, start a business, travel, speak what you wish as long as you dont hurt others.

13 IV.A Government by the People The people rule the country through the leaders they elect

14 Voting in elections is one of the most important duties you have as a U.S. citizen

15 Citizens should inform officials of their opinions

16 Citizens should educate themselves about government

17 a.The people rule the country through the leaders they elect b. Voting in elections is one of the most important duties you have as a U.S. citizen i.Citizens should inform officials of their opinions ii.Citizens should educate themselves about government IV.A Government by the People

18 Qualities of a Good Citizen A.Responsible family members

19 Respect & obey all laws

20 Respect individuals and their rights

21 Participate in community & government

22 V. Qualities of a Good Citizen a.Responsible family members b.Respect & obey all laws c.Respect individuals and their rights d.Participate in community & government

23 Being a responsible citizen requires studying American civics

24 VI.The Importance of Civics a.Being a responsible citizen requires studying American civics


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