This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Citizenship Who Essay

1287 words - 6 pages

History 341

Citizenship Who?
Citizenship is ever changing; it changes from culture to culture, state to state, country to county. The idea of citizenship has evolved over history to include aspects of many cultures. In this paper we will give an overview and talk about different aspects of citizenship from the past and how it influences our idea of citizenship today. Citizenship is an evolving beast which has yet to reach its full potential.
We start in Greek citizenship with the two most important terms, Politeia and Polis. Politeia held dual meaning for the Greeks: citizenship, and constitution. About education states, “Polis (plural, poleis) was the ancient Greek city-state. ...view middle of the document...

This was one of the leading causes as to why the empire stated to fall. You can compare the two by saying that in Greek times, a Greek was a Greek; however in Roman times, a Greek was a Roman, aswell a Roman was a Greek only if he was born a Greek. (History of Citizenship, 2014)
After the Roman Empire died off we entered Middle Ages. The feudal system provided bonds between the social classes, one would provide protection from raiders or other countries, while the other provided loyalty and material goods to the lord who was protecting them. This was a good arraignment because one could not survive without the other. This turned them all into a citizen of type. Citizen to each other, citizen to the protector, it was a mutual bond. Eventually the ties linking the two classes together were replaced with more contracts and impersonal relationships. (History of Citizenship, 2014)
Modern citizenship today takes its concepts though its western origins. Modern American views on citizenship vary from American to American but we all want the same unalienable rights. John Mill stated, "The worth of the state, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it." (Mill) The problem with democracy is that it is adapted in some version by all, although its provisions and ideals are generally rejected in practice. These ideals come from ideas that have a tradition in western philosophy and civilization. Democracy and citizenship go hand in hand, they are a companion of sorts. Without democracy there can be no citizenship, through the development of citizenship we see that democracy becomes possible.
American citizenship has evolved since the country was first established in 1776. Being a citizen of our fair country is a status that grants specific privileges and rights. There are two main forms of citizenship in the United States birthright citizenship and naturalization. If you are born within the territory of the United States, wither it be on our country or a protected territory you are an immediate citizen. To be naturalized an immigrant needs to apply for citizenship and must work to be accepted. These paths to become a citizen are specified under the citizenship clause of the Fourteenth Amendment that states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” (Constitution, 1868)
These rights did not come to all of us easily....

Other Papers Like Citizenship Who

Citizenship Essay

588 words - 3 pages Citizenship Essay Citizenship is one's conduct as a citizen, the states of a citizen; his duties, rights and priveledges. Good citizenship could include being patriotic to your country, or just helping out in your community. When your country is a troubled time as our's is in now it is important to help as much as you can to get threw a hard time. Helping out in your community maybe being a mentor, doing some community service or jsut doin

1.02 What Is Citizenship Essay

534 words - 3 pages 1.02 What Is Citizenship? Use this document to complete assignment 1.02 Once you are finished answering the questions, save the file (to flash drive) There are two parts (Scroll to page 2) Open assessments and open 1.02 Attach this file and check submit for grading Click Submit! Answer the following questions in a minimum of 2 sentences each. Be sure to proofread and submit only your BEST WORK. You may also choose to interview someone

Nationalism

664 words - 3 pages to our animal instinct to belong to a group. You can see in the wild packs of lions (who to us look, behave and act the same) and yet fight over land and food, just like humans do. The difference is that humans are supposed to be able to think beyond that primal instinct which I think is the goal of Global citizenship. I agree that Global citizenship is an aspiration not a reality (due in part to nationalism) that we should aim to harmoniously

Job Performance

1150 words - 5 pages CHAPTER OVERVIEW Job performance is the set of employee behaviors that contribute to organizational goal accomplishment. It has three components: 1) task performance, or the transformation of resources into goods and services; 2) citizenship behaviors, or voluntary employee actions that contribute to the organization; and 3) counterproductive behaviors, or employee actions that hinder organizational accomplishments. This chapter discusses

Trusting Management

1597 words - 7 pages ’ is an example of the variable ‘intent to leave’. Question two ‘If I had my way, I wouldn’t let my manager have any influence over issues that are important to me’ is an example of the variable ‘trust in management’. Question three in the survey ‘I help others who have heavy workloads’ is an example of the variable ‘organisational citizenship behaviour’. Question nine in the survey ‘I work at my current job because my job is fun’ is an example

global citizenship

783 words - 4 pages  Personal Identity and Global Citizenship Tonya Thomas General Education Capstone 499 Mark Bowles 2/8/16 A Global citizen is when a person aware of their own role of citizen, that respects and value diversity and how the world works. Its very important that everyone know about global citizenship. Everyone can be a global citizen it takes commitment, courage and with a sense of

Global Citizenship

1062 words - 5 pages can make a difference. When translated into participatory action, global citizenship entails a responsibility to reduce international inequality (both social and economic), to refrain from action which compromises an individuals' well-being, and avoids contributing to environmental degradation. A typical example of a Global Citizen is someone who: • is aware of the wider world and has a sense of their own role as a world citizen

Dred Scott V. Sandford

422 words - 2 pages to gain his freedom after living in the Free States of Illinois and Wisconsin before moving to the slave state of Missouri (Van and Maltz, p.144). The Judge Taney, who staunchly supported slavery, wrote that because Scott was black which nullified his citizenship had no right to sue in the federal courts. This ruling was in agreement with the Court's majority opinion. In his writing, he emphasized how the Negro belonged to the white man as of

Interview

577 words - 3 pages advantage to get my opinion across. Q: What steps did you take as parts of the naturalization process? A: The steps I took to become a US citizen was to give fingerprints and pay for service, study the Citizenship book and take frequently in English that way I won’t have a hard responding to the person who are asking me the questions. After the exam I was relief because all my hard work paid off and I went to the Ceremony and swear on a Oath to

Soulotions to the Influence of Illegal Immigrants Pn Health Care Costs

1320 words - 6 pages the hiring of illegal immigrants. Companies are hiring illegal immigrants to save money as they can be paid under the table for work in which they are not paying taxes or health care costs to employee them. Some republicans suggest allowing illegal immigrants citizenship that has family who are citizens or have employers who would sponsor them. If immigrants were given citizenship to the United States and given the benefits of citizenship they

Work Ethics

1030 words - 5 pages Championing Character Through Children's Literature List updated 12/17/09 | | |A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon (respect for differences) | | | |A Castle on Viola Street - DyAnne DiSalvo (citizenship, volunteerism

Related Essays

Role Of Multilingualism Essay

1062 words - 5 pages Ma. Francesca S. Ronario Entry to United Nations Academic Impact Student Essay Contest “No matter how complex global challenges may seem, we must remember that it is we ourselves who have given rise to them. It is therefore impossible that they are beyond our power as human beings to resolve. Returning to our humanity, reforming and opening up the inner capacities of our lives, can enable reform and empowerment on a global

01.02 What Is Citizenship? Essay

583 words - 3 pages 01.02 What Is Citizenship?: Assessment Student Name: Michelle Noel Interviewee Name: Ketia Pierre How do you know the interviewee? My mother friend Question | Notes on Interviewee Response | What inspired you to become a U.S. citizen? | Being in Haiti for so many years, was hard especially seeing how difficult it is to prosper with some of the violence was getting out of hand. I would hear people who already had their

Immigration: A Proposal To Solve Its Problems

1225 words - 5 pages progressed, this dream became the calling card of the United States. Tragically, as with all things, too much of a good thing soon tarnished this image and new conflicts arose. Many people found the process of immigration to be too tedious and neglected the paperwork, hence illegal immigration. Competition for jobs became fierce between native and immigrant workers. Population soared, prejudice brewed, and inevitably led to the question of who deserves

Goverment Essay

701 words - 3 pages term for members of a specific community. British citizenship can either be gained by legally by either by birth or naturalisation, anybody who was born in the United Kingdom before 1983 would automatically considered to be a British citizen, this would also apply to children whose parents carried out a diplomatic role in the United Kingdom. After 1983 a person could become a British citizen by birth only if they had a parent who was a British