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Children's LiteraturePeople from all over the world come to the United States to live and work. Most U.S. citizens are born in this country, but according to the 2000 census data, 1 in 10 U.S. citizens were born in another country. The process to become a naturalized citizen is composed of several steps, among them taking an exam, being interviewed, and taking a loyalty oath. Throughout the process, the duties of being a citizen of the United States are stated often and clearly. Most immigrants are eligible to become citizens, but the process can be lengthy and each procedure must be completed accurately before citizenship is granted. A short history of citizenship in Greece and Rome and an explanation of the duties and privileges of citizenship in the United States are provided. Each step in the process is explained clearly and succinctly in short chapters. Full color photos of immigrants going through the citizenship process appear in each chapter. An index and a glossary are provided at the end of the text. This book is part of the "Government in Action" series. 2005, ABDO, Ages 5 to 8.