How much do you know about being an American citizen?
FALSE The 14 th  Amendment, ratified in 1868, is the first to explain that a person born or naturalized in the United Stat...
TRUE National citizenship extends to citizens of states as well.  (You can’t be a citizen of the U.S. and be denied citize...
FALSE Naturalized citizens go through a legal process (called  naturalization)  to become citizens.  A citizen born in the...
FALSE Entire populations can be granted citizenship and be naturalized through the signing of treaties or statutes
TRUE Once the treaty was signed, these areas became part of the United States and the residents in this area gained citize...
<ul><li>FALSE </li></ul><ul><li>In order to qualify for the naturalization, an individual </li></ul><ul><li>Must be 18 yea...
FALSE The U.S. recognizes that any person born in the country is a citizen, even if that person also has citizenship elsew...
<ul><li>TRUE </li></ul><ul><li>The Supreme Court ruled so in the case  Trop v. Dulles, 1958 .  However, an individual may ...
FALSE The Bill of Rights and various Amendments protect of rights of “all people” and doesn’t specify citizens.  All peopl...
FALSE Only the President of the United States must be a natural born citizen.  Most other positions and offices are open t...
FALSE You have to be 18 to vote, regardless of citizenship status People living in territories of the United States have U...
TRUE
FALSE Some states have different voting guidelines and for parts of the 1700’s and 1800’s some aliens were allowed to vote.
TRUE As long as the alien is employed by an employer that follows payroll and tax code laws, aliens pay state and federal ...
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Path to citizenship(v97)

  1. 1. How much do you know about being an American citizen?
  2. 2. FALSE The 14 th Amendment, ratified in 1868, is the first to explain that a person born or naturalized in the United States is a U.S. citizen.
  3. 3. TRUE National citizenship extends to citizens of states as well. (You can’t be a citizen of the U.S. and be denied citizenship in one of it’s 50 states)
  4. 4. FALSE Naturalized citizens go through a legal process (called naturalization) to become citizens. A citizen born in the United States is called a natural born citizen .
  5. 5. FALSE Entire populations can be granted citizenship and be naturalized through the signing of treaties or statutes
  6. 6. TRUE Once the treaty was signed, these areas became part of the United States and the residents in this area gained citizenship
  7. 7. <ul><li>FALSE </li></ul><ul><li>In order to qualify for the naturalization, an individual </li></ul><ul><li>Must be 18 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Be a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Been in the U.S. for at least 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Have good moral character </li></ul><ul><li>Be committed to the U.S. constitution </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to read, write, speak and understand basic English language </li></ul><ul><li>Take an Oath of Allegiance </li></ul>
  8. 8. FALSE The U.S. recognizes that any person born in the country is a citizen, even if that person also has citizenship elsewhere. Also, the U.S. recognizes that a child born in another country to American citizens is also an American citizen (regardless if that child gains citizenship in that country too). This is dual national citizenship
  9. 9. <ul><li>TRUE </li></ul><ul><li>The Supreme Court ruled so in the case Trop v. Dulles, 1958 . However, an individual may voluntarily give up their U.S. citizenship in a variety of ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Willingly become a naturalized citizen of another country </li></ul><ul><li>Swearing allegiance to another country </li></ul><ul><li>Serving in the armed forces of another country </li></ul><ul><li>Working for another country’s government </li></ul><ul><li>Formally renouncing citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Being convicted of treason against the U.S. </li></ul>
  10. 10. FALSE The Bill of Rights and various Amendments protect of rights of “all people” and doesn’t specify citizens. All people in the U.S. are protected.
  11. 11. FALSE Only the President of the United States must be a natural born citizen. Most other positions and offices are open to naturalized citizens too.
  12. 12. FALSE You have to be 18 to vote, regardless of citizenship status People living in territories of the United States have U.S. citizenship but they do not vote in national elections and are not represented in Congress Some states also prohibit anyone who has been convicted of a felony crime from participating in elections
  13. 13. TRUE
  14. 14. FALSE Some states have different voting guidelines and for parts of the 1700’s and 1800’s some aliens were allowed to vote.
  15. 15. TRUE As long as the alien is employed by an employer that follows payroll and tax code laws, aliens pay state and federal taxes.

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