This article of legislation allowed an individual to apply for citizenship if they were a free white person, being of good character, and living in the United States for two years. Upon receiving the courts approval they took an oath of allegiance which was recorded. The individual's citizenship was also extended to any children under the age of 21, regardless of their birthplace. If the applicant had never been a U.S. resident the application was disregarded.
In order to address one's "good moral character," the law required two years of residence in the United States and one year in the state of residence, prior to applying for citizenship. When those requirements were met, an immigrant could file a Petition for Naturalization with "any common law court of record" having jurisdiction over his residence. Once convinced of the applicant’s good moral character, the court would administer an oath of allegiance to support the Constitution of the United States. The clerk of court was to make a record of these proceedings, and "thereupon such person shall be considered as a citizen of the United States."
The Act also establishes the United States citizenship of children of citizens, born abroad, without the need for naturalization: "the children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond Sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born Citizens".
Contribution from Hispanic American on every accept. Hispanic-Americans made significant contributions to the development of our great nation even before the days of Admiral David Farragut and the Civil War. More recently, Hispanics have made their mark in politics, public service, the entertainment industry, organized sports, business, and science, as well as the military service. It is important to remember that with their representation election, Hispanics now have twice the political clout.
The whole history of Hispanic in American. Out of 50 states Hispanos explored and colonized at least 31 of the present "U.S." Spanish speaking America's far reaching influence, and contributions, continues throughout the U.S. today
Over half of the present USA was explored by Hispanos- And from the early 1500's to the late 20th century (the present time), Spanish was spoke in the majority of the present states in our country. And from the early 1900's to the present, English and Spanish have shared the status of dual languages in the present USA.
Hispanics and the Civil War. The Civil War. For many Americans this conflict evokes images of the storied battlefields of North and South and of dramatic…