Rights, Duties, Responsibilities of Citizens
Unit 1 Vocabulary
Immigration

100

What is the difference between a responsibility and a duty of citizens?
A responsibility is something a citizen should do, a duty is something a citizen must do or be punished

100

What is the definition of "social institutions"? Name the 5 social institutions.
Social institutions are the groups that support us and provide us with the things we need (family, economy, government, religion, education)?

100

What four groups can be American citizens?
People who are born in the US; people born to US citizen parents; people who are naturalized; people who are under 18 when their parents are naturalized; BONUS: people approved by Congress

200

List 4 rights of citizens
Right to vote, hold elected office, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right to a fair trial

200

What is "discrimination"?
Discrimination is prejudice in action.

200

What are the 3 steps in the naturalization process?
Application, examination (test), final hearing (oath).

300

What are 3 duties of citizens?
Paying taxes, jury duty, obeying the law, defending the nation, serving as a witness

300

The ideal is the way things should be, reality is the way things are.
The ideal is the way things should be, reality is the way things are.

300

What is the difference between a legal immigrant and an undocumented immigrant?
Legal residents have permission from the government (a "green card" or visa) while undocumented immigrants do not.

400

What are 3 responsibilities of citizens?
Holding office, voting, community service, campaigning in elections, influencing government

400

What is a "bystander"? What is the opposite of a "bystander"?
A bystander is someone who stands by and does nothing during an act of wrongdoing. The opposite is an UPSTANDER.

400

What is the difference between calling America a "melting pot" and a "mosaic"?
In the melting pot, everyone blends together to make one culture. In the mosaic, each culture keeps its own identity.

500

What is the definition of "rule of law"?
Rule of law means that no one individual is above the law

500

What is "culture"?
Culture is the shared beliefs, values, art, traditions that make up a people's way of life.

500

Who was Fred Korematsu?
He was an American citizen of Japanese decent that fought (and lost) against the government's decision to send Japanese-Americans to internment camps during World War II.