Yeah. The definition according to the 14th amendment is that all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside.
Hi! Do you guys remember what the definition of citizenship is for our test in civics today?
Thanks. I also needed that for the test.
Yeah I do know. The three ways that she could be a U.S citizen is by law of soil, law of blood, or she could go through the naturalization process.
My friend from Africa wants to come to America and become a citizen here. Do you know what she has to do to accomplish that?
Okay thank you I will tell her.
Can you please explain to me what the law of soil and law of blood is?
What is the naturalization process?
The law of soil is if you were born in the U.S, then that automatically makes you a citizen. And the law of blood is when you have at least one parent that is a U.S citizen, then you're a citizen.
It is the process where an immigrant becomes a citizen.
Why do we have the naturalization process?And why can't the immigrants just come in without going through that whole process?
Ohh. Now I understand. Thank you!
The reason that they can't come in without going through the naturalization process is because the government needs to see if the people are criminals because we don't want criminals in America.
I forgot what's the difference between obligations and responsibilities. Can you please explain it to me?
Yeah a responsibility is something that you should do for the common good. And an obligation is something that you need to do.
She has to do jury duty it's the law. Think of it like this. If everyone had something to do that specific day, and they didn't go to jury duty to do that, they there would be no jury at all. So there would be no point of having citizens do jury duty.
My mom has jury duty on my birthday. Which sucks but she says that she has to go. If it was my daughter I would tell her that I wouldn't go and do jury duty to stay with her.