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What is a democracy?
A democracy is a form of government in which the people rule by making decisions themselves or by electing leaders to make decisions for them
Government in Florida: Florida Citizenship

Chapter 10: Lesson 4

pg. 408 - 411
What is a naturalized citizen?
A naturalized citizen is an immigrant who has taken certain steps described by law to become a citizen of our country.
How old must a U.S. citizen be to vote?
United States citizens must be at least 18 years old to vote.
What are the rights listed in the constitutions of both Florida and the United States?
The rights listed in the consitution are:
-Freedom of speech.
-Freedom of the press.
-Freedom of religion.
-Freedom to gather in groups.
Under the laws of U.S. and Florida, what are a citizen's responsibilities?
Citizens are responsible to:
-Pay taxes.
-Obey laws.
-Be loyal.
What steps must an immigrant take to become a naturalized citizen?
Step to become a naturalized citizen are:
-Live in the United States for at least 5 years (or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen).
-Ask a judge in writing for permission to apply to be a citizen.
-Pass a test to show that he/she understands U.S. history and how the U.S. government works.
-Take part in a ceremony in which he/she promises to be loyal to the U.S.
What is responsibility?
Responsibility is a duty--something that a person should do.
What does it mean to register?
State governments can say that a citizen must register, or sign up, before he or she can vote.