Participation In Government Discussion Question 2
The student should understand that in democratic societies a citizen is a free and equal member of society, with rights and responsibilities to take part in that society’s government. The student should be able to distinguish three civic roles that are uniquely linked to being a citizen in the United States: the right to vote for elected public officials, the right to hold elected public office, and the right to serve as a juror. The student should understand that all other civic rights (like the right to associate and petition government) are enjoyed equally by citizens and all other eligible persons residing under United States jurisdiction; and that certain responsibilities (like filing tax returns) are also shared by all persons in the United States. The student should be able to compare this system of rights and responsibilities with those of at least two other countries.
Discussion Question #2 - What are the roles and rights of citizenship?