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What Is Your Citizenship Worth?

by Willard W. Beatty 1942

THE AVERAGE WHITE AMERICAN takes his citizenship for granted if he was born in the United States. Doesn't the Constitution extend citizenship to "all persons born in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof?" And didn't we fight the Civil War to free the slaves and extend our citizenship to them? And didn't the Supreme Court hold that the phrase "natural born" was broad enough to include the sons and daughters of Chinese, Japanese, and other oriental peoples to whom we have denied citizenship by naturalization?

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1942, p. 34-35
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14360, Date Accessed: 9/25/2018 5:11:05 PM

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