He was born to an American mother and as a result was born an American (Dual USA/Canadian citizenship) as well. I was arguing with my uncle who is a huge fan of Ted and he pointed me towards a few articles regarding his eligibility. I can't remember which ones but if you search it on Google there are a bunch of articles about it. It's funny because I'm in the same boat as Ted... I didn't have to apply for American citizenship I was born into it. Even though I was born and raised in Calgary, Canada my mother was born in California so I too am considered to be born an American. I guess Ted and I are lucky though because as of just recently they don't allow for American citizenship to be passed down by birth if you were born in another country. In the process of researching my American heritage I actually discovered that I'm a direct descendant of Roger Sherman, one of only 2 founding fathers to have signed all 4 great state papers of the USA (Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Articles of Association, and the Constitution) and the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut... Pretty cool huh, well at least I thought so ;).
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