What does it mean to be a U.S. citizen? This title explores the ways that people become citizens and what challenges they face in the process. It looks at the many freedoms that U.S. citizens have, along with the duties they are required to uphold. This book also focuses on historical events in which citizens rights were denied or championed, and it considers how rights will evolve as the future unfolds. Dramatic and defining moments in American history come vividly to life through text, illustrations, photographs, and engravings all designed to make readers feel that they are there.