1970 Naturalization act
-limited naturalization to immigrants who were "free white persons" of "good moral character".
-left out indentured servants, slaves, free blacks, and later Asians.
1848 treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
-ends Mexican & American War
-Mexicans living in acquired territory, can have citizenship or permanent residence.
-Considered white by implication
-Preserve their land rights/property
-Small class of property owners (spanish decent)
1882 Chinese Exclusion Act
-banned from U.S. Immigration
-pushed into isolated industrial areas filled with waste & hazards
1917 Asiatic Barred Zone
-also known as immigration act
-included eastern asia & the pacific islands, these people COULD NOT immigrate
1924 Indian Citizenship Act
-granted full american citizenship to indians
-14th amendment doesn't matter to these people
-didn't include citizens born before the date it was created
-communal land & land rights