Presentation on theme: "What makes me a Georgia citizen?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What makes me a Georgia citizen? We will describe the rights and responsibilities of citizens, explain voting requirements in Georgia and find out what political parties are for.
2 I am a citizen of . . .Make a jot list of as many places as you can think of that you are a citizen of.Next, think about what makes you a citizen of these places. What did you have to do – if anything?
3 Rights/Responsibilities of Citizen Right ResponsibilityDue process of lawObeying lawServing on a juryFreedom of religionPrivacyVoteAssemblyPay taxesDefend our country
4 Voting – Right and Responsibility There have been a number of groups who have their right to vote limited. They include:African-AmericansWomen18-20 year oldsOther minorities – Asians, Native Americans
5 How do I get to vote? In the state of Georgia, you must : Be18 years oldBe a citizen of the U.S.Be a legal resident of the countyNot be serving a sentence for a felony convictionNot be judged to be mentally incompetent
6 How do I know for whom to vote? Most people affiliate themselves with a political party.2 major ones – Democrats/RepublicansPolitical party – Group of people with similar ideas who work to elect people with the same ideas into government offices.