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What Is a Citizen?


What Is a Citizen?
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.5

     challenging words:    citizenship, citizen, political, government, alien, member, works, court, among, resident, pledge, protection, certain, defend, application, however
     content words:    United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Native Americans

What Is a Citizen?
By Patti Hutchison

1     What is a citizen? A citizen is a person who lives in a certain country. They are loyal to the country they live in. But is this all it takes to be a citizen? The answer is no.
2     If you were born in the United States, you are a U.S citizen. If your parents are U.S. citizens, but you were born in another country, you are also a U.S. citizen. Citizens enjoy many freedoms and rights. Citizens may vote in elections. They can even run for political office. They also have many duties, such as paying taxes and defending their country.
3     An American national is an example of someone who is not a citizen. This is someone who lives in one of the territories of the U.S. We have territories outside our country that are not states. These include Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, among others. Nationals who live in these territories have the same protection as U.S. citizens. They can come to stay in the U.S. without going through a legal process. However, they cannot vote in our national elections.

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