Our Roles As Citizens

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  1. A nation's or individual's past. We need to understand America's _______ in order to put today's events into proper perspecitive.
  2. Name given to organizations that protect and further the interests of groups of individuals with common goals. 3 words
  3. Someone who offers to help an organizaiton at no cost.
  4. If the country is in fear for it's ____, we will have less "liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
  5. President who said "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country" in his 1961 inaugural address.
  6. Immigration creates one of America's greatest strengths.
  7. Doing someting for someone you don't know and without them knowing you did it is called a ______ act of kindness.
  8. Abbreviation of location of White House and the Capitol and Supreme Course buildings.
  9. "All that is necessary for the triumph of ____ is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke.
  10. Former governor of Illinois and two time Presidential candidate who said when talking about patriotism, ".... a patriotism that puts country ahead of self, a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."
  11. WATCHING AMERICA's Most Wanted on Saturday evening is a small thing we can do to keep the country safer. It's founder, John _____, lost his son to a pedophile.
  12. British Prime Minister who said "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last."
  13. One of our responsibilities regarding helping our legal system determine the guilt or inocence of individuals. 2 words
  14. An individual member of a nation.
  15. Term for reusing our natural resources.
  16. Rather than calling those who don't participate in our democracy the "silent majority", they should be called the "silent ________:.


  1. A type of goverment where citizens elect their public officials.
  2. Another word for freedom.
  3. Holiday that celebrates those who have given their lives for this country during war. 2 words
  4. One of a number of groups with a special responsibility to keep the country strong.
  5. First name of country singer who wrote and sang "Proud to be an American".
  6. Citizens have both rights and _______ because each of us needs to do what is needed to keep the country strong and thus free.
  7. What one expresses to an elected official.
  8. President who said "...... of the people, by the people and for the people..." in a famous address.
  9. What citizens over 18 do on election day.
  10. One way to help others and foster a sense of community is to give _____ to the Red Cross.
  11. If each of us picked up a piece of _____ each day, the country would be cleaner and a nicer place to live.
  12. Term used to describe the process individuals from other countries go through to become a citizen of the U.S.
  13. Small things each of us can do to help keep the country strong and thus free are called "citizen ________".
  14. When citizens focus on their "pursuit of happiness" and neglect country, and special interest groups take over, our country goes from a democracy to a ________.

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