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Citizenship

One of America's Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, once said, "A nation, as a society, forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society." And that is just an example of what it means to be a good citizen.

 

In fact, the dictionary definition of Citizenship is the "status of being a citizen of a particular country." However, Character Counts defines Citizenship as doing your share to make your school and community better. 

 

In the case of what Cameron did in the book Cameron's Vote, it can mean helping your peers respect their country or community by reciting things such as the Pledge of Allegiance. But, more importantly, it means following local or national laws, getting involved in community affairs, and - more importantly - voting. Being a good citizen and actually getting involved in your community is one of the many ways your can fulfill the character traits of the 7 Degrees of Change!