Asked by Mandeep Singh on Jul 10, 2024

In United States v. Wong Kim Ark, the Supreme Court ruled that Asian descendants born on U.S. soil became U.S. citizens at birth. In what regulation did they base this decision?

A) Chinese Exclusion Act
B) Fourteenth Amendment
C) Thirteenth Amendment
D) U.S. Constitution
E) Civil Rights Act

United States V. Wong Kim Ark

A landmark Supreme Court case in 1898 that established that children born in the United States to foreign parents are citizens under the 14th Amendment.

Fourteenth Amendment

is an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1868, that grants citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States and ensures equal protection under the laws.

U.S. Citizenship

A legal status denoting membership in the United States of America, granting specific rights, duties, and privileges.

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