Presentation on theme: "Essential Question: What are traits of good U.S. Citizens?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Essential Question: What are traits of good U.S. Citizens? Chapter 1 Section 1What is Civics?Essential Question: What are traits of good U.S. Citizens?
2 Civics Civics is the study of citizenship and government Words associated with civics: democracy, dictatorship, communism, voting, paying taxes, volunteering
3 CitizenA citizen is a legally recognized (by the country’s government) member of a countryRights and Responsibilities (duties) could include: voting, paying taxes, volunteering, military service, jury service, etc.
4 GovernmentGovernment is the organizations, institutions, and individuals who exercise political authorityExamples: United States of America, the State of Florida, City of Boynton Beach, Somerset Student Government, the President, Politicians, Principals, etc.Types of government include: democracy, republic, communism, dictatorship, etc.
5 American Values Equality, Liberty, and Justice Americans stressed the importance of a country having these values in the Declaration of Independence and use the U.S. Constitution to ensure/ enforce/ protect these valuesEquality – equal rights for all peopleLiberty – freedom for all peopleJustice – protection of rights and freedom for all people
6 Qualities of a Good Citizen Informed, educated, votes, shares opinion, pays taxes, volunteers, involved in the community, protects fellow citizens, conserves natural resources, supports good values, etc.