With the rise of non-native-born American politicians, the natural born citizen requirement in the United States Constitution has received much publicity. This note examines the history and background of the requirement that our President be born in this country. This note then focuses on how the increase of globalization should compel Americans to pass a constitutional amendment to repeal the natural born citizen requirement and discusses the reasons why many Americans oppose such a constitutional amendment. The note then explores some of the current misconceptions about globalization and concludes that Americans' fears and misconceptions of globalization may very well prevent the success of a constitutional amendment.
Sarah P. Herlihy,
Amending the Natural Born Citizen Requirement: Globalization as the Impetus and the Obstacle,
Chi.-Kent L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.kentlaw.iit.edu/cklawreview/vol81/iss1/12