Birthright Citizenship

US Government and Politics

How many countries guarantee *birthright citizenship?

*Automatic citizenship to anyone born in that country

  1. How accurate was your prediction?

  2. What most surprised you about the state of birthright citizenship in the world?

  3. What patterns do you see in the map?

  4. What is the big story this map tells?

  5. What is one consequence of a country not offering birthright citizenship?

  6. What criteria for citizenship should our nation have?

  7. Do you believe that the US should continue to offer birthright citizenship?

  8. Are there any restrictions you would place on birthright citizenship?

  9. The Fourteenth Amendment guarantees citizenship to all natural born Americans. Do you think the XIV Amendment should be repealed?

  10. Let's say that the POTUS wanted to end birthright citizenship. What steps could they take to make that happen?


Learning Extension

Learn more about the birthright citizenship battle at Vox.


Action Extension

Contact your U.S. Senator and let them know what you think about birthright citizenship.