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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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what does a good citizen do
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?
slide3
How does the following quote apply to civic responsibility?

"The world is run by people who

show up."

what are the qualifications to vote
Must be…

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?
slide5
How are the freedoms of speech, press, petition, and assembly related to the voting process?
what happens in a presidential election year
Individuals announce their candidacy.
    • 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?
what does a political party do
Make the voice of the public and their opinions known.
    • 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?
what is a party s platform
A platform is how a party stands on the political issues of the day.
  • Examples:
    • Economy
    • Education
    • Environment
    • Energy
    • War on Terrorism
    • Abortion
What is a Party’s “Platform”?