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    Senator Ted Cruz and Canadian Citizenship

    Aaron Blake was interviewed by telephone about the disclosure that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was born in Canada. Topics included the status of Senator Cruz’s citizenship, his…

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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 1

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress. They both said they were hopeful a final…

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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 2

    Supporters of immigration reform talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress, the path to citizenship for immigrants, and the DREAM Act.
    “Immigration…

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    Naturalized Citizenship and the Economy

    Economists, authors, and immigration advocates talked about the economic effects of naturalization. Topics included the difficulties of the naturalization process and why millions of…

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    Naturalization Ceremony

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas made remarks at a department naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens.

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    Redefining U.S. Citizenship

    Journalists and advocates talked about evolving definition of U.S. citizenship, as well as civic and political engagement. Among the issues they addressed were immigration reform,…

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    Person on the Street Interviews on U.S. Citizenship

    People in Old Town of Alexandria, Virginia, were asked, “What does it mean to be a U.S. citizen?”

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    Person on the Street Interviews on U.S. Citizenship

    People in Old Town of Alexandria, Virginia, were asked, “What does it mean to be a U.S. citizen?”

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    Person on the Street Interviews on U.S. Citizenship

    People in Old Town of Alexandria, Virginia, were asked, “What does it mean to be a U.S. citizen?”

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    U.S. Citizenship Requirements

    Daniel Stein and Clarissa Martinez de Castro talked about current and proposed changes to obtaining U.S. citizenship and the naturalization process, and they responded to telephone calls…

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    High School U.S. Government Exam

    High school government teachers Andrew Conneen and Daniel Larsen talked about the Advanced Placement Government Exam that was to be administered the following week. They discussed the…

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    Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

    From the Milwaukee meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Columbia University history professor Eric Foner, and University of Iowa history professor Linda Kerber discuss the…

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    Book Discussion on The Gardens of Democracy

    Eric Liu, former policy adviser and speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, examines the current debates over what constitutes United States citizenship and ways to re-imagine the…

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    Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

    Next on American History TV, a panel of professors looks at the history behind the 14th Amendment and its grant of birthright citizenship. Topics include what constituted citizenship…

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    Teaching Constitutional History

    Explaining the Constitution and encouraging students to have an interest in America’s founding can be difficult for many teachers. Next, radio talk show host Diane Rehm moderates…

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    First Among Equals: George Washington and the American Presidency

    To mark George Washington’s birthday, the American Enterprise Institute hosted a gathering of political thinkers to consider the presidency and legacy of our nation’s first…

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    Book Discussion on Sister Citizen

    Melissa Harris-Perry, political science professor at Tulane University, argues that negative stereotypes of African-American women affect their political engagement. The author…

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    Citizenship in the Civil War Era

    Christian Samito, author of Becoming American Under Fire: Irish Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship During the Civil War Era, talked about the politics of…

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    Constitution Day Lecture by Richard Dreyfuss

    Actor Richard Dreyfuss talked about the debates and the importance of compromise in the crafting of the U.S. Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. He emphasized the…

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    State Tuition Rates for Illegal Immigrants

    Joshua Bernstein talked about the stalled DREAM Act, which provides a path to U.S. citizenship for certain illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as children, and the states…

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