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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewers to comment on the question “Should civics education be mandatory?” The question was inspired by an article in the Wall Street Journal that…

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    National Conference on Citizenship

    Speakers at the 68th Annual Conference on Citizenship talked about ways to engage citizens to become active civil participants in their communities. General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.)…

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    StudentCam 2015 Theme Announcement

    Susan Swain announced the theme for C-SPAN’s 2015 StudentCam documentary competition: “The Three Branches and You.” Contestants were asked to tell a story that…

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    Senator Cruz on Terrorism and American Citizenship

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced legislation that would strip U.S. citizenship from Americans who join, or provide material assistance to, a terrorist organization.

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    White House Naturalization Ceremony

    President Obama hosted an Independence Day naturalization ceremony at the White House for active duty military service members and their spouses, as well as veterans and…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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