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Transcript of Citizenship
What is Civics?
History of Immigration
Civics is the study of what it means to be a citizen.
Understand the law
Express your ideas
Know your rights
Have an opinion
Write your representatives
All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof (territories), are citizens of the united States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make any law which shall abridge the privledges or immunities of Citizens in the United States; nor shall an state deprive a person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of laws....
The law of blood, which determines citizenship based on one's parent's citizenship.
only one parent needed
dual citizenship possible
Like becoming a vampire, one way to become a citizen is through your blood.
The law of soil, which determines citizenship based on where a person is born.
What's a territory?
A part of the United States not included in any state but organzized with seperate system of government.
Examples include Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Soil or earth where you are born can also determine citizenship.
The process of giving full citizenship to a person born in another country.
Chinese Exclusion Act
one of the first times the United States limited immigration.
A limit to the number of immigrants allowed each year.
Immigration Act of 1990: Limited the number of aliens who may enter the country each year to 675,000. Famalies and highly skilled workers are given prefernce.
Aren't we all immigrants?
Can and Cannot
Immigrants do have protection under the law. recall the 14th amendment.
Immigrants cannot vote, run for office or hold jobs in certain sectors like police or teacher.
Once naturalized there is only one thing a citizen cannot do...
The number one complaint is...