Mr. Rhodes Civics Citizenship Vocab

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14th Amendment
amendment to the Constitution that defines citizenship, grants citizenship to former slaves, and defines voters as males at least 21 years of age
citizen
a legal member of a country or state
immigrant
a person who comes to a country to live permanently
law of blood
you are a U.S. citizen if your biological mother is a U.S. citizen
law of soil
you are a U.S. citizen if you were born in the U.S.
naturalization
the process by which an immigrant becomes a citizen
resident
someone who lives in a place for a period of time
common good
actions which benefit the whole community rather than just an individual
obligation
something a person is required to do
responsibility
something a person should do
selective service
the U.S. system for registering men ages 18-25 for military service
alien
a person who is not a citizen
legal permanent resident
someone who is legally and permanently living in the U.S., but is not a citizen
refugee
a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution or natural disaster
green card
proof that a person has been granted permanent resident status
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