What are the Jurisdictions?
The ROE process is all based on jurisdictions. Let’s identify those jurisdictions and then I will explain how they apply. The continental United States as we know it, the 50 states that we live in, most of us understand to be the United States. Actually it is the United States of America. The United States of America is comprised of the 50 states of the Union and being part of the United States of America you are actually classified as a State Citizen/American National. This being said the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) is NOT part of the United States of America, nor are the territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, etc. These territories are not part of the Union of the 50 United States of America, this is what is known as the United States.