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14th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that defines citizenship, grants citizenship to former slaves, and defines voters as males at least 21 years of age
alien any person not a citizen or national of a country
citizen a legal member of a state and/or country
immigrant a person who comes to a country to live permanently
law of blood the principle that a person's nationality at birth is the same as that of his or her biological mother
law of soil the 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
naturalization the process by which an immigrant becomes a citizen
resident someone who lives in a place for a minimum period
citizen a legal member of a state and/or country
common good beliefs or actions that are a benefit to the larger community rather than individual interests, also known as the public good
obligation something a person is required to do
responsibility something a person should do
selective service a system by which men ages 18 through 25 register with the U.S. government for military service
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