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U.S. CitizenshipAlphabet
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Amendments
  • An amendment
  • is a change
  • to the Constitution.
  • There are
  • 27 amendments
  • to the Constitution.

3
Bill of Rights
  • The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments
  • to the Constitution.
  • The Bill of Rights protects our basic freedoms.

4
Constitution
  • The Constitution is the supreme law of the land.
  • The Constitution protects citizens and
    non-citizens.

5
Democratic Party
  • The Democratic Party is a major US political
    party.
  • Democrats believe that the government has a
    responsibility to help people.

Recent Democratic presidents Bill Clinton
Jimmy Carter Lyndon Johnson John F. Kennedy
6
Elections
  • We choose our leaders by voting in elections.
  • Our next election is February 5,2008
  • a.k.a. Super Tuesday for the Presidential
    Primary.
  • Our next election for President is November 4,
    2008.

7
Flag
  • A flag is a symbol of a country.
  • The United States flag is red, white, and blue.
  • The United States flag has 50 stars and 13
    stripes.

8
Governor
  • A governor is the head executive of a state.
  • The current governor of California is
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger.

9
House of Representatives
  • The House of Representatives is the lower house
    of the U.S. Congress.
  • Mike Honda represents Milpitas/San Jose in the
    House of Representatives.

10
Independence
  • Independence is freedom.
  • The United States signed the
  • Declaration of Independence
  • in Independence Hall
  • on July 4, 1776.
  • We celebrate
  • Independence Day
  • on July 4.

11
Judicial Branch
  • The highest part of the Judicial Branch
    is the Supreme Court.
  • The Judicial Branch interprets the law.

12
Know
  • Know your rights.
  • Your rights are protected by the Constitution.
  • If you have a problem, you have the right to
    ask a question.
  • If you still have a problem, you have the right
    to say I dont know and ask for help.

13
Legislative Branch
  • The Legislative Branch is the Congress.
  • The Congress has two parts
    the Senate and House of
    Representatives.
  • The Legislative Branch makes the federal laws.

14
Mayor
Jose Esteves Milpitas
Chuck Reed San Jose
  • A mayor is the head executive of a city.
  • The current mayor of Milpitas is Jose Esteves.
  • The current mayor of San Jose is Chuck Reed.

15
National Anthem
  • A national anthem is the official song of a
    country.
  • The US national anthem is The Star Spangled
    Banner.
  • When you sing the national anthem, you must
    stand up and put your right hand over your heart.
    You are promising to be a good citizen.

16
Original Thirteen States
The original thirteen states were colonies before
the United States became an independent country.
The thirteen stripes on the US flag represent the
thirteen original states.
17
President
  • A president is the head executive of a country.
  • The first president was George Washington.
  • The current president of the United States is
    George W. Bush.

18
Equality
Declaration of Independence says that
all people are created equal.
19
Republican Party
  • The Republican Party is a major US political
    party.
  • Republicans believe that people should help
    themselves.

Recent Republican presidents George w. Bush
Ronald Reagan George H. W. Bush Gerald Ford
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Senate
Boxer
Feinstein
  • The Senate is the upper house of the U.S.
    Congress.
  • The two senators from California are
  • Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein.

21
Thanksgiving
  • The pilgrims came to America for religious
    freedom.
  • The Native Americans helped the Pilgrims.
  • The Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated the
    first Thanksgiving in 1621.

We celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday
in November.
22
United States
There are 50 states in the United States.
Alaska is the 49th US state. Hawaii is
the 50th US state.
There are 50 stars on the US flag one star for
each state.
23
Vote
  • A vote is a choice. To vote is to choose a
    leader or law.
  • The most important right granted to a US Citizen
    is the right to vote.
  • A citizen must be at least 18 years old to vote.
  • The 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th amendments
    guarantee the right to vote.

24
Washington
  • George Washington
    was the first president of the United
    States.
  • The capital of the United States is Washington
    D.C.
  • Washington D.C was named
    in honor of George Washington.

25
Executive Branch
  • The Executive Branch is the President, the
    Cabinet, and departments under the cabinet
    members.
  • The Executive Branch enforces the law.

26
You and Your
  • Please state
  • your full name.
  • How old are you?
  • In what country
  • were you born?
  • What city do you
  • live in?
  • My full name is
  • Lan Thi Nguyen.
  • First Middle Last
  • I am 42 years old.
  • I was born in
  • Viet Nam.
  • I live in Milpitas.

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Naturalization and Citizenship
Naturalization means to become an US citizen.
  • You must be
  • 18 years old.
  • A legal permanent resident for 5 years.
  • Send in the N-400 application
    (plus 675 fee).
  • Pass the USCIS interview.
  • Go to the Oath of Allegiance Ceremony.

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  • Thank you for studying
    U.S. Citizenship!
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