Citizenship / Coming to American UNIT (7th Grade)
Terms in this set (13)
a native or naturalized legal member of a state or other political community
beliefs or actions that are seen as a benefit to the larger community rather than individual interests, also known as the public good
something a person is required to do
something a person should do
a system by which men ages 18 through 25 register with the U.S. government for military service
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
any person not a citizen or national of a country`
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, you are born a citizen if your mother is a citizen.
law of soil
the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the territory within which he or she was born, born on U.S. territory means you are automatically a citizen.
legal permanent resident
someone who is legally and permanently living in the U.S., but not a citizen
the process by which an immigrant becomes a citizen
someone who lives in a place for a minimum period of time
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