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The Citizenship channel is about the rights and features of a country's citizens. Learn more about topics related to currency, passports and immigration.

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What is the DREAM Act?

As of 2008, about 612,000 undocumented youth in the U.S. had earned high school diplomas or GEDs. Could the DREAM Act clear the way for these students to continue on to college?


10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration

 10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration

Is immigration a good thing or not? We sort out the facts from about some major U.S. immigration myths at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How do new states become part of the U.S.?

 How do new states become part of the U.S.?

How do new states become part of the U.S.? Find out how new states become a part of the U.S. at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What is the DREAM Act?

 What is the DREAM Act?

What is the DREAM Act? Read about the DREAM Act and how it could affect undocumented youth. See more »

How the American Dream Works

 How the American Dream Works

What exactly is the American dream? And how do you know if you're living it? Read about the American dream at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How do I start my own country?

 How do I start my own country?

To start a new country takes lots of plans, relationships with other countries and some political wiles. Learn about the process to start a new country. See more »

Is it illegal not to have a name?

 Is it illegal not to have a name?

Is it illegal to not have a name? Maybe not. But it is certainly a lot of trouble. Find out why it's not exactly illegal to not have a name. See more »

 October 12 1999: The World Population Hits 6 Billion

The world's population hit 6 billion people on this day in October of 1999. Read about the historic day in which the world's population hit the 6 billion mark. See more »

How Passports Work

 How Passports Work

A passport identifies a traveler as a citizen or national with a right to protection while abroad. Read more about using and applying for a passport. See more »

How Immigration Works

 How Immigration Works

Immigration is one of the most controversial subjects in America today. Learn how immigration works and about visas, green cards and amnesty. See more »

 If a child is born on an airplane, what's his place of birth and citizenship?

If a child is born on an airplane, what's his 'place of birth' and citizenship? Learn about a baby's citizenship if that baby is born on an airplane. See more »