Government - Delaware Valley School District
... The national government makes and enforces laws
for the entire country.
It also sets the rules for citizenship.
State and local laws cannot go against national laws.
Each state has its own government.
These governments make laws and create public
policy for the people of their state.
Dr. Sungmoon Kim, Spring 2009 - Jepson School of Leadership
... Ever since modern social contract theorists such as Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and JeanJacques Rousseau, theorists and policy-makers have grappled with (re-)constructing a just and
civil society where private individuals celebrate a common identity in terms of citizenship in a
territorially demarked ...
I. Introduction - The University of Akron
... a state has no right to sever the bond between a U.S. citizen and that
national government through secession or otherwise.
The Fourteenth Amendment does not, however, leave the issue of
state power to implication. Although the Citizenship Clause is part of
the Fourteenth Amendment’s resolution of th ...
Rennie_MA thesis - University of Canterbury
... towards defining citizenship, but it was thought unnecessary to detail all its intricacies. America
had gained independence and its inhabitants were now citizens. New immigrants would
become citizens. Simple. If only so. After the Revolution the federal government did pass
naturalisation laws, but f ...
Microsoft Word - UWE Research Repository
... across borders of nation-states, which means migration per se seems to do the work in the
proximity thesis, not any new model of migration where transnational ties are kept by
migrants to their ‘home’ lands or with family and friends in the diaspora in yet additional
countries. Yet, in the moral pa ...
Citizenship is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law as being a member of a state. A person may have multiple citizenships and a person who does not have citizenship of any state is said to be stateless.Nationality is often used as a synonym for citizenship in English – notably in international law – although the term is sometimes understood as denoting a person's membership of a nation (a large ethnic group). In some countries, e.g. the United States, the United Kingdom, nationality and citizenship can have different meanings (for more information, see Nationality#Nationality versus citizenship).