Citizenship

Depending on the familial and specific circumstances of the individual, citizenship can be gained automatically at birth inside or outside the United States, automatically through the naturalization of a parent, or through the naturalization of the individual.

Citizenship is important for several reasons.  First, it confers the right to vote, thereby altering the political landscape.  Second, citizenship determines eligibility for certain government programs.  Third, it determines your rights and privileges under the Constitution