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United States Citizenship

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Briana Delgado

on 24 September 2012

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Transcript of United States Citizenship

Citizenship by Birth is when a child born in the United States is a citizen by birth. Citizenship by Birth Responsibilities of a U.S. Citizen
(Under 18, Over 18, and all) Under 18 Citizenship by Naturalization is when a person who is not a citizen of the United States may become one through process. Citizenship by Naturalization 1. File an application
2. Take an examination
3. File a legal petition for naturalization
4. Appear at a court allegiance Steps in the Naturalization Process Requirements for becoming a U.S. Citizenship United States Citizenship Basic Freedoms Freedom of religion
Freedom of speech
Freedom of the press
Freedom of peaceful assembly
Freedom to petition the government for change The right to bear arms
Freedom from being forced to house soldiers
Protection from unreasonable search and seizure
The right to a speedy public trial by an impartial jury
No excessive bail or fines
Protection from cruel and unusual punishment
Personal Protections No Slavery
The right to vote to all male citizens over 21 years old
The right to vote to 18 year olds
The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 protects voting rights and prevents discrimination
the Americans with disabilities Act of 1990 protects the rights of disabled citizens Receive an education, either at school or at home
Take responsibility for one's beavior
Help one's family All Ages Obey rules and laws
Be tolerant of others
Pay taxes
Volunteer for a cause
Stay informed about issues Over 18 Vote
Serve on a jury
Serve in the military to deffend country There are two kinds of responsibilities- personal and civic. Personal responsibilities include taking care of yourself, helping your family, knowing right from wrong, and behaving in a respectful way. Civic responsibilities are those that involve your government and community. Be at least 18 years old. Children under age of 18 automatically become naturalized citizens when there parents do.
Enter the U.S. legally.
Live in the U.S. for at least five years immediately prior to application.
Read, write, and speak English.
Show knowledge of american history and government. Requirements Birth in the United States
Birth to U.S. citizen parents
Naturalization(obtaining citizenship after an application and exam)
Naturalization of one's parents
Requirements are at least 18 years old
lived as a legal immigrant in the U.S. for a specific period of time
lived for a specific period of time in the state or U.S. territory from where you are applying
have “good moral character” and have not been convicted of certain crimes
can speak, read and write in English
know the basics of U.S. history, government and civics
understand and have an attachment to the U.S. Constitution
Equal Protection Under the Law The End! Thank You:) By:
Briana Delgado
Katy Sanchez
Victor Velazquez Citizen:)
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