Presumptive U.S. Republican nominee for President, John McCain, was born in the the U.S. Canal Zone in 1936. The geographic location of his birth causes some question as to whether his birth outside of the fifty United States qualifies as a "natural born" citizen according to the Constitution. The Canal Zone
was a U.S. territory from 1914 to 1999. Thus far, no President has been born outside the fifty states. The New York Times
has an interesting article
on this topic. What do you think?