•Congress has passed laws for the “collective naturalization” of people in various
– Hawaii in 1900, Puerto Rico in 1917, Virgin Islands in 1927, Guam in 1950, and the Northern Mariana Islands in
•When the U.S. acquires territory by treaty with another country, people in the
citizenship at that time – such as Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Florida in
in 1867, and Texas in 1845.
•In 1924, the Citizenship Act declared all Indians born in U.S. territory to be
full voting rights.