Citizen Almanac

Citizen Almanac
Citizen Almanac : Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States (Package of 25 copies)
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The Citizen’s Almanac contains information on the history, people, and events that have brought us where we are today as a beacon of hope and freedom to the world. The contents of this booklet will serve as a constant reminder of the important rights and responsibilities immigrants will now have as a U.S. citizen. By continuing to learn about their new country, its founding ideals, achievements, and history, citizens will enjoy the fruits of responsible citizenship for years to come. Through their efforts, the freedom and liberty of future generations will be preserved and ensured.

Naturalized citizens have played an important role in shaping this country. From Alexander Hamilton to Albert Einstein, foreign-born Americans have contributed to all aspects of society—literature, motion pictures, public service, and athletics, to name just a few. As a citizen of the United States, it is now your turn to add to this great legacy. - Excerpt from the publication.

Table of Contents

Message From the Director v

Citizenship in America: Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizens  1

Rights of a Citizen 3

Responsibilities of a Citizen.  5

Patriotic Anthems and Symbols of the United States  9

The Star-Spangled Banner (1814) 10

America the Beautiful (1893) 13

The New Colossus (1883) 15 I

Hear America Singing (1860) 16

Concord Hymn (1837) 18

Pledge of Allegiance 20

Flag of the United States of America.22

Motto of the United States 23

Great Seal of the United States 24

Presidential and Historical Speeches 27

Farewell Address—George Washington (1796) 28

First Inaugural Address—Abraham Lincoln (1861) 30

Gettysburg Address—Abraham Lincoln (1863) 33

The Four Freedoms—Franklin D. Roosevelt (1941) 35

Inaugural Address—John F. Kennedy (1961) 38

I Have a Dream—Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963) 41

Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate—Ronald Reagan (1987) 43

iv Fundamental Documents of American Democracy 45

The Mayflower Compact (1620) 46

The Declaration of Independence (1776) 48

The Federalist Papers (1787–1788) 55

The Constitution of the United States (1787) 58

The Bill of Rights (1791) 60

Emancipation Proclamation (1863) 61

Landmark Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court  65

Marbury v. Madison (1803) John Marshall—Delivering the Opinion of the Court. . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) John Marshall Harlan—Delivering the Dissenting Opinion of the Court 69

West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943) Robert Jackson—Delivering the Opinion of the Court71

Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Earl Warren—Delivering the Opinion of the Court 73

Presidential Statements on Citizenship and Immigration 75

Prominent Foreign-Born Americans .85

Acknowledgements  101


All persons preparing themselves for taking of the Naturalization Test to become United States of America citizens.

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