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Paths to Citizenship Do Now: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” - John F. Kennedy, 1961 Read the above quotation. What do you think that Kennedy was trying to tell the American people? Why?
Paths to Citizenship 1.If you are born here, you are a natural-born citizen. 2.You can become a naturalized citizen. This means that you go through a process to become a citizen just like the people born here.
The Naturalization Process Turn to page 281 of your textbook. Want more information about the naturalization process? Click on the video camera!
Design a Citizenship Test In your groups, make a list of 10 questions you think should be on the naturalization test. Why is each question important?
Simulation: The Citizenship Test The US History and Civics test is an oral exam. The applicant does not have a copy of the test. Instead, the interviewer asks them questions verbally. They have to answer 6 out of the 10 questions accurately.
Oath of Citizenship I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.