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Citizenship ?'s

List all of the levels of citizenship - smallest to largest. home, community, school, city, state, nation.
Where are U.S. citizens' rights/responsibilities written down? Constitution.
Where are Alabama citizens' rights/responsibilities written down? state constitution.
Where are Oneonta citizens' rights/responsibilities written down? city charter.
What are some rights U.S. citizens have? speech, vote, religion, warrant to search, free education, equal rights, press.
What are some responsibilities U.S. citizens have? pay taxes, jury duty, obey laws, stay informed, tolerate differences, participate in government.
What are three ways that you can become a US citizen? being born in the United States, having parents who are citizens of the U.S., and going through a process called naturalization.
Name 7 qualifications for naturalization. must be at least 18 years old, have been permanent residents of the U.S. for 5 years, good character, speak English, pass a civics test, interview, and take an Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. and our Constitution.
What can expedite (speed up or make happen sooner) the naturalization process? Why? people who have served at least 1 year in the U.S. military can become citizens sooner because they have demonstrated their commitment to the U.S.
How was the idea of US citizenship changed in the following years: 1795, 1848, 1868, 1924, 1952- In 1795, only free white persons were citizens. In 1848, Mexican residents in Southwest. In 1868, African Americans. In 1924, Native Americans. In 1952, Congress passed a law that says citizenship could not be denied because of a person’s race/gender.
What are two types of immigrants and how are they different? illegal- do not have permission and cannot become citizens; legal- have permission to live here and can become citizens.
How are citizens and legal immigrants different? the same? the same except legal immigrants cannot vote or work for the government.
How should you act during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner? stand at attention, and be silent and respectful.
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