Tuesday, December 06, 2005

SPM 2006 Forecast: Citizen / Citizenship

Essay Topic

Types of Question
One-word: Citizenship
Fact: The qualities of a good citizen.

Definition of Citizen
1. A person owing loyalty to and entitled by birth or naturalization to the protection of a state or nation.
2. A resident of a city or town, especially one entitled to vote and enjoy other privileges there.
3. A civilian.
4. A native, inhabitant, or denizen of a particular place: “We have learned to be citizens of the world, members of the human community” (Franklin D. Roosevelt).

Definition of Citizenship
1. The status of being a citizen
2. The quality of an individual's behavior as a citizen
3. domicile -- used esp. in federal diversity cases see also diversity jurisdiction at jurisdiction

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