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Citizenship/Gov.

TermDefinition
Citizen a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection (distinguished from alien)
Naturalization to confer upon (an alien) the rights and privileges of a citizen.
Immigrant a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence.
Deportation the lawful expulsion of an undesired alien or other person from a state.
14th Amendment (part about citizenship) an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1868, defining national citizenship and forbidding the states to restrict the basic rights of citizens or other persons
Permanent Resident an immigrant who has been given official residential status, often prior to being granted citizenship
Undocumented alien undocumented immigrants have entered the U.S. without inspection or legal permission or through the use of false papers. Being undocumented can also refer to a person with expired paperwork or a person in deportation proceedings.
Political Asylum asylum provided by one nation to refugees, especially political refugees, from another nation.
Government the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states
Divine Right the belief that monarchs had the right to rule because God had granted the the right
Social Contract agreement between the people and the government, if the contract is broken the people can rebel
Oligarchy a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique
Dictatorship a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator.
Democracy a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
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