As a citizen, you have many rights, including freedom to express yourself, freedom to worship as you wish, right to a prompt, fair trial by jury, right to vote in elections for public officials, right to apply for federal employment requiring U.S. citizenship, right to run for elected office and freedom to pursue “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

As a citizen, you are required to support and defend the Constitution; stay informed of the issues affecting your community; participate in the democratic process; respect and obey federal, state, and local laws, respect the rights, beliefs, and opinions of others; participate in your local community; pay income and other taxes honestly and on time to federal, state, and local authorities; serve on a jury when called upon; and defend the country if the need should arise.