Fact of the Week (6/27-7/3)

Asian immigrants had been denied the right to naturalize until 1943, when the Magnuson Act, also known as the Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act, was passed. Before that, for almost 100 years, Asians weren’t able to own lands or testify in court. They were basically denied the rights of a United States citizen. After its passage, Asian immigration was allowed to continue however, American-born children of Chinese immigrants were not regarded as American citizens until the 1898 Supreme Court case, United States v. Wong Kim Ark. This case established that the Fourteen Amendment also applied to people of Asian descent.  

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