Nonviolent struggle played an important role in the founding of the United States. During the colonial era, between 1765 and 1775, there were three major campaigns of nonviolent resistance before war broke out.
If left unchanged, the country’s first law regulating the naturalization of foreign-born Americans would have made it illegal for nearly all of today’s immigrants to become American citizens. Here’s how that changed.
Ella Purkiss will be sworn in as a US citizen next week. Advocates say as many as 15,000 people who were adopted from abroad but never naturalized are waiting for legislation that would give them the chance to get documented too.