What does it mean to be an American citizen?

Students will write a 3-5 page paper answering the prompt: What does it mean to be an American citizen? While answering this question, students should think about the following questions to aid their response:
What does citizenship mean to me?
What values encompass citizenship? Where can these be found?
What are a few examples of socieites that have strong examples of citizenship?
Besides allegiance to the nation, what does it mean to be an American? Are there other associations that we should think about when thinking about this concept?

Students are not required to answer all of the questions above, but should consider these a way to guide their paper and research.

In the paper itself, students should provide a specific answer to the following questions:
How do you define what it means to be a citizen?
What values (i.e., religious, ethical, etc.) embody your definition of citizenship?
What is an example of ideal citizenship in your definition (i.e., provide an example of a person or social movement)?

To fulfill the guidelines for this assignment, student are required to conduct their own outside research, as well as incorporate their own personal opinion into this paper. At least five sources should be consulted and incorporated into the paper. Sources should be cited using APA formatsee the attached style guide.