Wendy c is retarded!!
"(Pres) William Henry HARRISON b: 9 FEB 1773 in Berkeley, Charles City Co., Va. His parents were also born in Virginia.
By your false analysis... NONE OF THE Presidents born prior to the Revolution were eligible, since each was born on "British soil".
the answer is completely simple. Anyone born in what is now the US, but prior to the Revolution, was accepted as meeting the standards."
First she's wrong that the analysis shows none of the presidents were eligible.
Why? Because the grandfather clause of the Constitution allowed plain US citizens, not natural born citizens, to be president if alive at the time of the ratification of the Constitution.
The presidents up until Zachary Taylor were not natural born citizens, because in order to be so, both parents need to be US citizens and the child born on US soil. When the Declaration of Independence was written in 1776, all persons born in the colonies became automatic citizens of the United States. So in Zachary Taylor's case, his parents became US Citizens, THEN he was born in the states, satisfying the requirement for natural born citizenship (jus soli jus sanguinis).
William Henry Harris was just a US citizen, because he was born British on US soil and naturalized to a US citizen, but his parents were NOT US citizens before he was born, so he never was a natural born American citizen.
This was acceptable for the early presidencies due to the grandfather clause. After ratification, only natural born citizens were eligible.
There has been NO dual citizen presidents except for the usurper Chester Arthur and Barack Obama, neither are Constitutionally eligible.
"…it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first." (Minor v. Happersett,
Minor also states that the definition of Natural Born Citizen is not contained within the Constitution, and since the 14th amendment which defined regular US citizenship had already been in the constitution for 6 years prior, and that the 14th does not contain the term "natural born citizen" means that natural born citizen is not defined by the 14th.
The 14th defines US citizenship as
One parent alien, born on US soil
Two parents alien, born on US soil
One parent US citizen, born out-of-country
Two parents US citizens, born out-of-country
Since Natural Born Citizen is not defined by the 14th (as per Minor v. Happersett and Wong Kim Ark), it must be "ascertained elsewhere". The only remaining permutation is
Both parents US Citizen, Born in-country
Jus soli, Jus sangunis
"The natives, or natural born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. … I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country." (Vattel, Law of Nations, Book 1, Chapter 19)
John Bingham confirms that understanding and the construction the framers used in regards to birthright and jurisdiction while speaking on civil rights of citizens in the House on March 9, 1866:"  
“ [I] find no fault with the introductory clause [S 61 Bill], which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen…. . .
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