This Act allowed white people to become an American citizen through naturalization. Naturalization is a process that people have to go through to become a citizen of the US. This allowed white people to become free. This did not discriminate against women. The people trying to gain citizenship had to reside in America for at least two years. Once granted citizenship the person was required to live within the state that they were granted citizenship in for at least 1 year.
The Act of January 29,1795
This acted required people who wanted to be granted citizenship to live in America for atlases 5 years, instead of 2 years.
The Act of 1802
The act of 1802 required all immigrants coming into the US to be documented before being able to come to America.
Indian Removal Act
This law took away land from the Native Americans. The US government made the native Americans wove towards the Mississippi River. This shows discrimination against native Americans.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
This treaty was created at the end of the mexican-american war. This allowed America to gain more land on the west side of the country. This helped to create new states. This also allowed any Mexicans who were living on this land the ability to become citizens.
The Act of February 10, 1855
The act of February 10,1855 allowed all immigrant women to go through the process of naturalization to become an American citizen, only if they were married to a citizen of the US.
Fred Scott v. Sanford
This ruling created by. the Supreme Court mandated that freed slaves and slaves still in captivity were not considered citizens of the US.
Civil Rights Act of 1866
This act allowed all people who were born or naturalized in the US the right to become US citizens. This did not depend on race. This also allowed these people to have the same rights.
The Fourteenth Amendment
The 14th amendment allowed any person, no matter what race, born within the United States to become a US citizen. The citizenship clause within this amendment protected people of any race who were born within the US.
Naturalization act of 1870
Allowed former African slaves the right to become an American citizen. This Act only allowed African Americans the right to become citizens, no other races.
The Chinese Exclusion Act
The Chinese exclusion act excluded all Chinese immigrant from becoming US citizens. This excluded Chinese immigrants from being able to go through the naturalization process.
Indian Citizenship Act
The Indian Citizenship Act allowed any native Americans to become a citizen of the US, in only if they were born within America.