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;
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
For government to be effective, citizens must fulfill their civic duties.
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.