What is Citizenship?
"Citizenship is man's basic right, for it is nothing less than his right to have rights."
Chief Justice Earl Warren, 1958
Close your eyes. Imagine that you just woke up early in the morning. Surprise! You are the only person left on earth. What does this mean? You are free. No rules and responsibilities!
Uncle Sam will guide you through this adventure. But you won't be alone for long. You will soon be joined by other kids. Together, you will learn about the importance of building a community. You will find out about how laws and ethics protect you and your neighbors.
When you are part of a group, rules and responsibilities you did not need alone are now so important. Uncle Sam hopes you will take on a more active role as a citizen living with other citizens.
See how well you do with the first Word Play.