Sales taxes are an important source of revenue for most states and some large cities and counties the tax rate varies from state to state, and the list of taxable goods or services also varies from one state to the next. The bill of rights is a list of the most important rights citizens have and value the purpose of the bill is to protect against any infringement from the government, so the citizens can live in a free nation and have control over their communities and lives. The government of the united states, the federal government, is divided into three branches: the executive power, invested in the president, the legislative power, given to congress (the house of representatives and the senate), and the judicial power, vested in one supreme court and other federal courts created by congress.
The united states constution is not just an important document it is the very foundation in which our country stands the us constution protects each and every us citizens rights. The united states of america has separate federal, state, and local government(s) with taxes imposed at each of these levels taxes are levied on income, payroll, property, sales, capital gains, dividends, imports, estates and gifts, as well as various fees. Article vi is a catchall article its most important section establishes the constitution and the laws of the united states as the supreme law of the land article vii of the constitution establishes procedures that were used in 1788 and 1789 for the approval and subsequent adoption of the document by the states. According to the preamble of the united states constitution, the five aims of government are to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare.
The right to be free from bondage, to vote and equal in the eyes of the law - i'm cheating and merging three different rights here, but they are related citizens are created equally, we can not literally own one another, and we do have the right to choose who represents us in government. The history of the united states is vast and complex, but can be broken down into moments and time periods that divided, unified, and changed the united states into the country it is today: the library of congress has compiled a list of historic events for each day of the year, titled this day in. United states: electionslearn how the united states elects the offices of the house of representatives, the senate, the president, and the vice president in the 21st century and how this system compares to that of other countries, such as the united kingdom© uk parliament education service a. T is important to examine the history of policing in the united states in order to understand how it has progressed and changed over time alterations to the purpose, duties, and structure of american police.
The constitution of the united states preamble note we the people of the united states, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the united states of america. Congress, as one of the three coequal branches of government, is ascribed significant powers by the constitution all legislative power in the government is vested in congress, meaning that it is the only part of the government that can make new laws or change existing laws. Becoming a us citizen means you can sponsor relatives for a green card — everyone from your parents and siblings to your spouse additionally, if you have children under the age of 18 in your custody, they will automatically become citizens along with you 7 benefit from us tax laws. Frequently copied, it has become the united states' most important export after two centuries, every nation in the world except six have adopted written constitutions, 2 and the us constitution was a model for all of them.
The us citizenship and immigration service (uscis) offers a free guide, welcome to the united states: a guide for new immigrants, which helps new immigrants find basic information on how to settle in the united states uscis can also assist you in finding federal government resources and organizations that can help you learn english, apply. We, as united states citizens, have many responsibilities, privileges, and rights with rights and privileges come responsibilities freedom is one of our most important privileges, but in order to have freedom, we must accept the responsibilities of being united states citizens. The constitution lists only three qualifications for the presidency — the president must be 35 years of age, be a natural born citizen, and must have lived in the united states for at least 14. Citizens is one of the most important aims of the united nations' reinventing government programme this volume brings together concepts and ideas from.
Rights of citizenship the bill of rights, part of the constitution of the united states, contains the rights of american citizens the first amendment of the constitution covers freedom of religion, freedom of speech and press and freedom of assembly. Of the three branches of us government, which one do you believe is the most powerful explain your view by comparing the three branches with regards to their expressed powers found in the.
Perhaps government responsibility to provide social programs to its citizens is the most controversial of all in the united states the tradition began with the new deal programs, many of which provided people with relief through jobs, payments, and food. As a matter of fact the definition of an american is a citizen of the united states under the fourteenth amendment, section 1 and a national of the united states under 8 usc §1101(a)(21) who pledges allegiance to the constitution, and renounces any allegiance to any foreign country and or any king of any country his duty as a. A guide to naturalization 3 what are the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship benefits the constitution and laws of the united states give many rights to both citizens. Companies based in the us employers that are incorporated or based in the us or are controlled by us companies and that employ us citizens outside the united states or its territories are subject to title vii, the adea, and the ada with respect to those employees.