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Unit 6: What Are the Responsibilities of Citizens?

You have studied the basic ideas of our constitutional democracy. You have learned about our government's responsibility to protect the basic rights of the people and promote the common welfare. This unit deals with a question of equal or greater importance: What is the role of the citizen?

This book will not answer this question for you. The answer is one you must arrive at yourself. This unit raises some important ideas that you might find useful in deciding what your responsibilities as a citizen are.