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					         American Population

-late 1700’s
 less than 4 million people




-today
 over 300 million




-what caused the growth?


 immigration
 birthrate
What are times when birthrates
 have risen?
             Citizenship

-What is a citizen?
A person who legally belongs to the
   United States


-two ways to become a citizen




-born a citizen




-through naturalization: a process
    to become a citizen of a person
    not born to the US
         Citizen By Birth

-Citizenship by Birth




-born anywhere in any part of the
 United States




-If your parents are citizens no
  matter where you were born




-possible to be a dual citizen at birth
 - Military families
           Naturalization

-naturalization


-5 requirements
 -file an intent form


 -live in U.S. for 5 years


 -be 18 years old


 -take naturalization test


 -take citizenship oath
           Naturalization

-naturalization


-5 requirements
 -file an intent form


 -live in U.S. for 5 years


 -be 18 years old


 -take naturalization test


 -take citizenship oath
              Naturalization

What are downfalls of this process?


- Expensive
- Long
- Often seems impossible
           Legal Aliens

-Legal alien: citizen of one country
  who lives in another country
-immigrant: People who move from
  one country to make their homes
  in another


-have written permission to be in
  the U.S.
  Visa / Green Card- Formal
  permission for a non-citizen to be
  in a nation


-can’t vote or hold public office


-have same legal rights as citizens
               Legal Aliens

-Legal alien


-immigrant vs. MIGRANT (moving
  within the same country


-have written permission to be in
  the U.S.
  Visa / Green Card- Formal
  permission for a non-citizen to be
  in a nation


-can’t vote or hold public office


-have same legal rights as citizens
            Illegal Aliens

-Illegal Aliens: immigrants who
  entered a country to live there in
  an illegal way
Examples?
-can not do anything legally in the
  U.S.
  vote, hold office, work


-can be deported if found
  -The process of being expelled
  from a nation


-why would someone come here if
  they would be an illegal alien???

				
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