Even without an organic act or other explicit Congressional directives on governance, the people of American Samoa adopted their own constitution in 1967 and first constitutional elections were in 1977. Unlike citizens of other U.S. territories who are U.S. citizens, American Samoans are U.S. nationals. However, neither citizens nor nationals of U.S. territories vote in Federal elections and pay Federal taxes.
Article I: Bill of Rights Sections Freedom of religion, speech, press, rights of assembly and petition. No deprivation of life, liberty or property without due process. Policy protective legislation. Dignity of the […]