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Rights, Privileges, and Responsibilities of an Active Citizen. Obey the Law Pay Taxes Respect Rights of Others Pay Attention to Public Issues Make an Informed Vote Serve on Juries Serve in Armed Forces Volunteer within Community. What Does a “Good” Citizen Do?.

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  • Obey the Law Citizen

  • Pay Taxes

  • Respect Rights of Others

  • Pay Attention to Public Issues

  • Make an Informed Vote

  • Serve on Juries

  • Serve in Armed Forces

  • Volunteer within Community

What Does a “Good” Citizen Do?


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How does the following quote apply to civic responsibility? Citizen

"The world is run by people who

show up."


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Must be… Citizen

1. A U.S. citizen

2. 18 years of age

3. Member of District for 30 days

(varies from state to state)

What are the Qualifications to Vote?


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  • Individuals announce their candidacy. assembly related to the voting process?

    • Use campaign staffs for platforms and gain media exposure.

  • Parties hold primaries/caucuses in states.

  • Parties hold debates between candidates.

  • Candidates are eliminated throughout.

  • National Convention where each party announces their official candidate.

  • Debates between parties with t.v. and internet exposure.

  • National election ran by states.

What Happens in a Presidential Election Year?


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  • Make the voice of the public and their opinions known. assembly related to the voting process?

    • Citizens who wanted “change” voted for Barak Obama in 2008.

  • Allow large groups of people to act as one.

    • As Democrats, Republicans, Independents, or Libertarians

  • Nominate candidates for office.

  • Win elections for candidates.

  • Train young people as future leaders for public service.

    • Young Republicans, Young Democrats

What Does a Political Party Do?


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Identify the Political Party’s assembly related to the voting process? Symbol…


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What is a Party’s “Platform”?


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