3 What is Citizenship?A citizen is an individual with certain rights and duties under a government and who, by birth or by choice, owes allegiance to that government.
4 What amendment to the U.S. Constitution discusses citizenship? Fourteenth Amendment:"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the state wherein they reside."
5 What does “Born” mean?There are many ways that a person can be "born" to become a citizen of the United States.Born in the USBorn in US TerritoryBorn on a US ShipBorn at US EmbassyBorn with one parent or two parents who are US Citizens
6 What does “Naturalized” mean? To become a citizen through naturalization, a person must demonstrate knowledge of US history and principles and the ability to read, speak, and write words in ordinary usage in the English language.
9 Civic Duties=Must Do!For government to be effective, citizens must fulfill their civic duties.Citizens who chose not to fulfill their civic duties face legal consequences; such as jail time or fines!
19 Civic Responsibilities Communicate with government officials to influence government actions!
20 Civic Responsibilities Serve in voluntary appointed government positions!
21 Civic Responsibilities Participate in political Campaigns!
22 Civic Responsibilities Keep informed regarding current issues!
23 Civic Responsibilities Respect others' right to an equal voice in government!
24 Civic Responsibilities Remember: A democratic society requires active participation of its citizens.Aside from doing your civic responsibilities; you should also participate in community service by:Volunteering to support democratic institutions.Expressing concern about the welfare of the community as a whole.Help to make the community a good place to live and work!
27 How can Citizens demonstrate good citizenship? Thoughtful and effective participation in civic life depends upon the exercise of good citizenship.You can demonstrate good citizenship by:formulating questionsanalyzing information from a variety of sourcesexpressing a positiondevising and implementing a planpracticing thoughtful decision making in personal, financial, and civic matters (e.g., voting, civic issues).
28 Traits of Good Citizens Trustworthiness and honesty
29 Traits of Good Citizens Courtesy and respect for the rights of others
30 Traits of Good Citizens Responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance
37 Rights of CitizensThe Constitution of the United States of America establishes and protects the citizens' fundamental rights and liberties.Few rights, if any, are considered absolute.What do you think of the statement "Few rights, if any, are considered absolute?"
38 Important Amendments that Deal with Citizens Rights The First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution guarantee many fundamental rights and liberties.
39 The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution The First Amendment contains FIVE fundamental freedoms: 1.) Religion 2.) Speech 3.) Press 4.) Assembly 5.) Petition
40 1.) ReligionGovernment may not establish an official religion, or unduly interfere with the free exercise of religion.
41 2.) SpeechIndividuals are free to express their opinions and beliefs. Is speech, just speech?
42 3.) PressThe press has the right to gather and publish information, including that which criticizes the government. Do other countries have freedom of the press to report on the government?
43 4.) AssemblyIndividuals may peacefully gather. Why does it have to be peaceful?
44 5.) PetitionIndividuals have the right to make their views known to public officials.
45 Fourteenth AmendmentExtends due process protection to actions of the states. Due process-Government must respect all legal rights that a person has!