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Defining Documents in American History: American Citizenship

Table of Contents

Publisher's Note



Editor's Introduction



Contributors



The Development of American Citizenship



Naturalization Act of 1790



The Bill of Rights



Of Man, as a Member of Society, Lectures on Law



Alien and Sedition Acts



Louisiana Purchase Treaty



Speech in Congress on the War of 1812



Democracy in America



On Texan Independence



Petition to the US Congress Regarding the Great Influx of Roman Catholics



Declaration of Principles of the Native American Convention



Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo



Progress and Extent of Immigration Prior to 1819



Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution



American Indians and Citizenship



Cherokee Nation v. Georgia



Address of the Lake Mohonk Conference on Indian Affairs



Indian Citizenship Act



Indian Civil Rights Act



African Americans and Citizenship



Dred Scott v. Sandford



Civil Rights Act of 1866



Civil Rights Act of 1875



United States v. Cruikshank



Plessy v. Ferguson



Guinn v. United States



Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954) plus Enforcement Decree for Same (1955)



Civil Rights Act of 1964



LBJ: “The American Promise”



Speech before Congress on Voting Rights



Latinos/as and Citizenship



A Foreigner in My Own Land



"On Seizing Land from Native Californians"



Walt Whitman: The Spanish Element in Our Nationality



The Repatriation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans



Bracero Program Agreement



Hernandez v. Texas



Plyler v. Doe



Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986



Letter of Protest Regarding the Treatment of Undocumented Immigrants



DREAM Act of 2010—Bill Summary



Executive Actions on Immigration, 2014



Asians, Asian Americans, and Citizenship



A Chinese American Protest



People v. Hall



Chinese Exclusion Act



Alien Contract Labor Act



United States v. Wong Kim Ark



Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to V.H. Metcalf



Ozawa v. United States



United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind



Excerpts of the Munson Report



Executive Order 9066—Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians



Korematsu v. United States



Women and Citizenship



Seneca Falls Convention Declaration of Sentiments



Lecture on Constitutional Equality



Susan B. Anthony: “Is It a Crime for a Citizen of the United States to Vote?”



“Women’s Suffrage in a Democratic Republic”



Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution



Twentieth-Century Formulations



Woodrow Wilson’s Third Annual Message to Congress



Immigration Act of 1917



The National Origins Act (Immigration Act of 1924)



Smith Act (also known as the Alien Registration Act of 1940)



Presidential Proclamation 2526: Alien Enemies—Germans



Presidential Proclamation 2527: Alien Enemies—Italians



Report of the President’s Committee on Civil Rights



McCarran-Walter Act



Presidential Veto of the McCarran-Walter Bill



Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965



Twenty-Sixth Amendment



Controversies in Recent Years



Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting



Real ID Act



Civics Test for Naturalization



Statements by Barack Obama and a Spokesperson for Donald Trump Regarding the “Birtherism” Controversy



Arizona v. the United States



Executive Order regarding U.S.-Mexico Border Child Separations



Department of Commerce v. New York



Biden Memorandum on DACA



Biden Proclamation regarding Trump’s Border Wall



Biden Executive Orders on Immigration Enforcement



Special Topics in Citizenship



U.S. Code—Revocation of Naturalization



Trop v. Dulles



Afroyim v. Rusk



Foley v. Connelie



U.S. Code—Admission of Nonimmigrants



Amendment Regarding Naturalization for Permanent Residents Serving in the Military



Honorary Citizenship



Advice About Possible Loss of U.S. Citizenship



Appendixes



Chronological List



Web Resources



Bibliography