You should grow up. This is completely irrelevant. The Congress which drafted and adopted the 14th Amendment were very explicit as to what they meant by the term- JURISDICTION.<quoted text>
BirfoonBoy doesn't know what he thinks.
"In the first section of the act of Congress approved March 26, 1790 (1 Stat. at Large, 102), it is enacted:
‘That any alien being a free white person, who shall have resided within the limits and UNDER THE JURISDICTION of the United States for the term of two years, may be admitted to become a citizen thereof.’"
An Amendment is no different than any other contract, it requires a "meeting of the minds", this process occurs through the Congressional and State ratification debates. At that time the terms are hashed out, and an, if ratified an agreement is reached as to the terms. Those terms cannot change until such time as there is another Amendment.
So in this case, it matters not how the term Jurisdiction was used in 1790, it only matters how it was used in 1868.