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Guess Who?

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All documents and text associated with this activity are printed below, followed by a worksheet for student responses.

Introduction

You will see a Declaration of Intention document in which a person is applying to become an American citizen.

Who is this? What three things do you notice that are most important in helping you figure out his/her identity?


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Worksheet

Guess Who?

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Examine the documents included in this activity and write your response in the space provided.



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Activity Element

Declaration of Intention for Albert Einstein




Conclusion

Guess Who?

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Document

Declaration of Intention for Albert Einstein

1/15/1936

In 1936, German-born physicist Albert Einstein filed this Declaration of Intention to become an American citizen. Worried about growing Nazi aggression, Einstein immigrated to the United States and accepted a faculty position at Princeton University. In 1940, the man who had first proposed the theory of relativity in 1905 became a citizen of the United States.
This primary source comes from the Records of District Courts of the United States.
National Archives Identifier: 596270
Full Citation: Declaration of Intention for Albert Einstein; 1/15/1936; Petitions for Naturalization, 1838 - 1988; Records of District Courts of the United States, ; National Archives at New York, New York, NY. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/declaration-intention-einstein, September 15, 2019]


Declaration of Intention for Albert Einstein

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