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Social Studies 11/30

5 Duties of American Citizen Pay Taxes, Obey Laws, Defend Nation, Serve in Court, Attend School
5 Responsibilities of Citizen Be Informed, Speak Up and Vote, Respect Other’s Rights, Respect Diversity, Contribute to the Common Good
Most Important Duty Obey Laws
How our government uses tax money The government uses our tax money for government activities
The last time the U.S. has used a draft Vietnam War
Why is attending school a duty You are required to attend school until you are 16 years old in most states.
How can citizens be informed TV, Magazines, Social Media, Radio etc.
How do Americans give their consent to the government By obeying laws
How do people contribute to their community Donate Time, Money and effort
Who stated “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. John F. Kennedy
Benefits of volunteering We make our communities better places to live for all of us. We gain opportunities to learn, make friends, and improve teamwork, leadership, and problem solving skills. We gain the satisfaction of knowing that we made a difference in someone else’s life.
Types of government charities Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc.
How can an independent candidate get on the ballot By a petition
The requirements to vote Must be 18 years old, must be resident of state for a specified amount of time, must be a citizen
Straight Ticket a person votes for candidates that are all members of one political party.
Split Ticket a person votes for candidates in different political parties.
5 roles of political parties Selecting candidates, running campaign, informing citizens, help manage government, linking the different members of government.
Main goal of political parties Nominate candidates
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