You As a Citizen

Why Your Citizenship Matters and How to Improve It

The answer is both simple and critically important: Simple, because your citizenship, created by the U.S. Constitution, is intended to protect your freedom and rights. Using your constitutionally granted rights as a citizen, you with other citizens have the power to make America fair.

The openness of American democracy gives self-serving individuals and organizations ample opportunity to bend the workings of government to benefit themselves at your expense. Unless you are vigilant and exercise your rights as a citizen, you WILL be exploited. However, America is a democracy and active citizen participation has in the past and can in the present and future protect and keep intact the rights guaranteed in the Constitution.

Use this site DEMOCRACY-CENTRAL to build your citizenship skills.

Track Your Progress


Download the Worksheet (PDF) to track your progress on the site.

How to Use this Site

This site can empower your citizenship.

  1. Explore, LEARN AND DISCUSS issues important to citizens.
  2. Test yourself with QUIZZES that are designed to educate and guide you through the site.
  3. PRINT OUT the “Tracking Your Progress Sheet”.
  4. VOLUNTEER to improve and expand this site.

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