Social Studies - 2019-20

CE.3c - Duties of Citizenship

The student will apply social science skills to understand citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by

c) describing the duties of citizenship, including obeying the laws, paying taxes, defending the nation, and serving in court;

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Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

For government to be effective, citizens must fulfill their civic duties.

ESSENTIALS

Duties of citizens

 Obey laws, including

o paying taxes

o serving in the armed forces, if called

o serving on a jury or as a witness in court, when summoned.

Citizens who choose not to fulfill these civic duties face legal consequences.


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 16, 2018