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1 Immigration and Citizenship Lesson Seven: Becoming an American

2 Objective  Students will understand the idea of a citizen as being a member of a country who has certain rights and responsibilities.  Students will recognize our national motto, “e pluribus unum,” as meaning “out of many, one” and as being descriptive of our country.  To able to explain the benefits of being a U.S. citizen

3 Vocabulary  Citizen – a person who is a legal member of a country  Naturalization – becoming a citizen of another country, even though a person was not born in that country

4  Once the immigrants got settled in America, they were eager to begin the steps to become full “members” of our country, to become Americans. A person who is a legal member of a country is called a “citizen.” How can people prove that they are born in the United States? (Birth Certificates)  How do you get to be an American Citizen? If you are born in the United States, you are automatically a citizen of this country. But you don’t have to be born here to be a citizen.  Immigrants can become United States citizens, too, if they want to.

5 So you want to become a citizen? First you have to live in the Unites States for 5 years During that time you have to obey the law and pay taxes Becoming a Citizen You must take a test on American history and government After passing the test, you make a pledge to be loyal to the United States Now, you are an United States Citizen

6 Responsibilities of a Citizen  As a citizen of the United states you have certain rights and responsibilities. For example  All adult Americans citizens have the right to vote  All citizens have the responsibility to obey the law and pay taxes.

7 Take the Test  Take the citizenship test and see if you can pass.

8 Review  What are the steps you need to take to become a citizen? First you have to live in the Unites States for 5 years During that time you have to obey the law and pay taxes You must take a test on American history and government After passing the test, you make a pledge to be loyal to the United States

9 Being a Good Citizen  Video on the book Being a Good Citizen  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3_REZhqR9g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3_REZhqR9g


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