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Citizenship

Civics

TermDefinition
citizen legal member of astate and/or country
immigrant people who come from different countries to live permanently
naturalization legal process by which an alien may become a citizen
alien any person not a citizen and are still citizens of another country
law of blood principle of nationality that a person's nationality at birth is the same as that of his or her biological mother
law of soil principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the territory within which he or she was born
legal permanent resident someone who is legally and permanently living in the U.S., but not a citizen
resident a person who lives somewhere for a minimum period
14th amendment defines national citizenship and grants citizenship to former slaves, and defines voters as males at least 21 years of age
common good belief or action that is seen as a benefit to the larger community rather than individual interests
obligation a course of action that someone is required to do
reponsibility a course of action that someone should do
Created by: sgarrett333