SS.7.C.2.1 VOCAB

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14th (Fourteenth) 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
citizenship
being a legal member of a state and/or country
immigrant
a person who comes to a country to live there permanently
law of blood
a person's citizenship at birth is the same as that of his or her biological mother or father
law of soil
a person's citizenship at birth is determined by the country where he or she was born
naturalization
the process by which an immigrant becomes a citizen
resident
someone who lives in a place for a minimum period of time
citizen
a legal member of a state and/or country