Wednesday, April 18, 2007

NEW! USCIS Introduces The Citizen's Almanac

USCIS has released The Citizen's Almanac, a publication specifically developed for new citizens. The Almanac is a collection of America's most cherished symbols of freedom and liberty, linking our newest citizens with America's rich civic history. Here is the Table of Contents.

Citizenship in America: Rights and Responsibilities of US Citizens
Rights of a Citizen
Responsibilities of a Citizen

Patriotic Anthems and Symbols of the United States
The Star-Spangled Banner (1814)
America the Beautiful (1893)
God Bless America (1938)
I Hear America Singing (1860)
Concord Hymn (1837)
The New Colossus (1883)
Flag of the United States of America
Pledge of Allegiance
Great Seal of the United States
Motto of the United States

Presidential and Historical Speeches
Farewell Address—George Washington (1796)
First Inaugural Address—Abraham Lincoln (1861)
Gettysburg Address—Abraham Lincoln (1863)
The Four Freedoms—Franklin D Roosevelt (1941)
Inaugural Address—John F Kennedy (1961)
I Have a Dream—Martin Luther King, Jr (1963)
Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate—Ronald Reagan 1987)

Fundamental Documents of American Democracy
The Mayflower Compact (1620)
The Declaration of Independence (1776)
The Federalist Papers (1787–1788)
The Constitution of the United States (1787)
The Bill of Rights (1791)
Emancipation Proclamation (1863)

Landmark Decisions of the US Supreme Court
Marbury v Madison (1803)
Plessy v Ferguson (1896)
West Virginia State Board of Education v Barnette (1943)
Brown v Board of Education (1954)

Presidential Statements on Citizenship and Immigration

Prominent Foreign-Born Americans

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