Starter • What are the types of Government? • 1. • 2. • 3. • 4. • 5. • 6. Citizenship Objectives 3.6,4.6, 10.4 How to become citizens of the United States Citizenship • Two ways to become a citizen of the United States 1. Born a citizen -born anywhere in any part of the U.S. -if your parents are citizens Possible to have dual citizenship Citizenship • 2. Naturalization • Step 1: Complete a Declaration of Intention form • Step 2: CNS (Citizenship and Naturalization Service) accepts the person as a immigrant. • Step 3: Immigrant lives in the US for at least 5 years • Step 4: CNS interviews applicant • Step 5 Pass a citizenship exam • Step 6: Pledges an oath of allegiance to the US Aliens • Legal Aliens • Illegal Aliens - Has permission from the -does not have permission gov’t to be in America from gov’t to live in the - Have a Visa (Green Card) US. - Can’t vote, hold public -Can not do anything (legally) office, serve on a jury, or in the US such as work or work most gov’t jobs vote - Same legal rights as citizens -Will be deported if found? Census • Started in 1790 because the gov’t needed to know population to determine representation in Congress • Completed every ten years • Asks many other questions to find out information about the lives of Americans Question • Why would someone come to America if they would be a illegal alien?
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