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" all persons born in the United States are citizens of the United States... "
Hearings - Page 5
by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs - 1928
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Laws Harsh as Tigers: Chinese Immigrants and the Shaping of Modern ...

Lucy E. Salyer - 1995 - 338 pages
...reassert the liberal definition of citizenship with the Fourteenth Amendment's encompassing provision that "all persons born ... in the United States . . . are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside" and by amending the naturalization law in 1870 to allow those of...
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Societal and Legal Issues Surrounding Children Born in the United States to ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims - 1996 - 155 pages
...tradition was spelled out clearly after the Civil War in the adoption of the 14th Amendment which states that "all persons born in the United States * * * are citizens of the United States". APPENDIX 2 ADDENDUM TO PROFESSOR NEUMAN'S STATEMENT Professor Brier's testimony also argues...
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Monkeyshines on the United States Government

Allosaurus Publishers - 1997 - 93 pages
...Abolished (1865) All slavery within the United States is abolished. Article XIV - Civil Rights (1868) All persons born in the United States are citizens of the United States. No state can limit the rights of American citizens. Representatives of each state in Congress will...
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Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms, 1866-1876

Stephen P. Halbrook - 1998 - 230 pages
...the New York Times and a member of the Joint Committee, proposed an amendment to the bill declaring that all persons born in the United States are "citizens of the United States, and entitled to all rights and privileges as such."225 This formulation is similar to what would become...
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The Human Tradition in the World War II Era

Malcolm Muir - 2001 - 285 pages
...Most of them understood that the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution stated very explicitly that "all persons born ... in the United States . . . are citizens of the United States" and as such had all the privileges and opportunities, and responsibilities and obligations, to utilize...
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Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

2002 - 342 pages
...ruling was overturned by the first sentence of the 14th Amendment, which was ratified in 1868. It states that "All persons born ... in the United States . . . [are] citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." The question is simply this: Can a negro, whose ancestors were imported...
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Constitutional Government: The American Experience

James A. Curry, Richard B. Riley, Richard M. Battistoni - 2003 - 625 pages
...repudiated not only the Black Codes, but also Justice Taney's view of race and citizenship, by declaring that "all persons born in the United States . . . are . . . citizens of the United States," and conferring upon the inhabitants of every race . . . the same right to make and enforce contracts, to...
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Free to Die for Their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft ...

Eric L. Muller - 2003 - 257 pages
...the situation was different. Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment says quite clearly that "[a] 11 persons born... in the United States... are citizens of the United States... ." 3 Thus, American citizenship for the Nisei was not a matter of legislative grace; it vested at birth...
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Bicycle from Sea to Shining Sea

Georgia Glashauser - 2007 - 220 pages
...determined within each state. Her defense was the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, which declares, "All persons born. . .in the United States... are citizens of the United States... No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges... of citizens of the United...
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Gender and the Constitution: Equity and Agency in Comparative Constitutional ...

Helen Irving - 2008
...soli was incorporated into the Constitution in the Fourteenth Amendment. Since then, as we have seen, "All persons born... in the United States... are citizens of the United States." 26 This amendment, designed to "naturalize" the ex-slave population, has been a cornerstone of America's...
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