Citizenship and Naturalization

Throughout my various research topics I have found that it is important to make sure that the audience fully understands the terms being used. While the article was articulate, well organized, and informative, I believe that there is always room for more definitions. Especially in the beginning of a semester and the start of a new project, terms like “citizen,” “naturalization,” and “immigration” ought to be defined.  So according to webster dictionary, here’s what I’ve got:


  1. one entitled to the rights and privileges of a freeman

  2. a member of a state :  a native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled to protection from it.

  3.  a civilian as distinguished from a specialized servant of the state.


  1.  to confer the rights of a national on:  to admit to citizenship

  2. to introduce into common use or into the vernacular

  3. to cause something to become established as if native


1. a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence.


I really enjoyed the review of naturalization laws and changes, many of which I didn’t fully know of understand and I look forward to continuing to learn more throughout the semester and hear what stuck out to each of us as peers and colleagues.


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