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Responsibilities
Obligations that we fulfill voluntarily.
~Be Informed
~Speak Up and Vote
~Respect Others' Rights
~Respect Diversity
~Contribute to Common Good
Duties
Things we are required to do
*Obey Laws
*Pay Taxes
*Serve in court(Jury duty)
*Attend school
*Serve in the military if called
Draft
to call up people for military service
Tolerance
Respecting and accepting others, regardless of their beliefs, practices, or differences
Community
A group of people who share the same interests and concerns
Bureaucracies
complex systems with many departments, many rules, and many people in the chain of command
AmeriCorps
A volunteer program in the US in which volunteers assist in obtaining community needs.
Job Corps
A volunteer progam dealing with jobs
Senior Corps
Provide volunteer opportunities for Americans aged 55 or older. (foster grandparents, Senior companions, etc.)
Peace Corps
A volunteer program in which people reach out to help those in need around the world.
Welfare
The health, prosperity, and happiness of the members of a community
Volunteerism
The practice of offering your time and services to others without payment
Public Policy
The course of action the government takes in response to an issue or problem
MADD
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
Infrastructure
A community's system of roads, bridges, water, and sewers
Charter Schools
Schools that receive state funding, but are excused from meeting many public school regulations
tuition vouchers
Program providing subsidies for education payments, allowing families the option of sending students to private schools
TANF
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Solid waste
The technical name for garbage
Recycling
Reusing old materials to make new ones
Conservation
The careful preservation and protection of natural resources
Voting Rights
Recently became available to women, African Americans, citizens aged 18 and up, and minorities
Patriotism
The love for one's country
Public Service
Government provided services (libraries, schools, hospitals, parks, RCs, streets, bridges, garbagemen, mailmen, police/firemen, etc.)