An Act to amend the Naturalization Laws and to punish Crimes against the same, and for other Purposes (July 14, 1870), Section 7. United States Statutes at Large, Forty-First Congress, Second Session. 256.
- Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the naturalization laws are hereby extended to aliens of African nativity and to persons of African descent.
- Naturalization Act of 1790: limits eligibility to “any alien, being a free white person…”