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a qualification for citizenship
loss of citizenship through fraud/deception during the naturalization process; also occurs if they join a communist/totalitarian organization within 5 years
simplest way to lose citizenship; giving up citizenship by leaving native country and moving to foreign country; can be voluntary or involuntary
Collective Naturalization
process by which members of a whole group of people living in the same geographic area, become American citizens
granted citizenship to individual Indians who gave up their traditional culture
legal process through which a person is granted the rights and privileges of a citizen
jus sanguinis
"law of blood;" automatic citizenship; born in foreign country
most common way of participating in political life; help choose leaders and direct the course of govt; responsibility
jus soli
"law of the soil;" if born in U.S. or U.S. territory = citizen; most common way to be a citizen
Roger Taney
led court in Dred Scott case; ruled Scott couldn't bring a legal suit in a federal court
can't join this type of organization within the first 5 years of citizenship
U.S. oath of allegiance required to become a citizen
members of a political society - a nation
Dred Scott
basis of state citizenship; was slave; went from slave state to free state; sued for freedom; taken to supreme court
14th amendment
established what constitutes citizenship at national and state levels, people of all races that are born in U.S., and are subject to its government are citizens
lose citizenship; extreme disloyalty
applicants under age 50 must be able to speak/read/write some of this language
how long you live somewhere; pertains to citizenship
had to do with collective naturalization
Dred Scott
was a slave that lived in a free state for many years, owner died, tried to sue widow, lost; went to supreme court; (1) Dred Scott and slaves were property, (2) African Americans not citizens, (3) slavery legal south of 36-30 line, (4) states w/ laws already banning slavery = unconstitutional