AMENDMENT:

Proposing an amendment to section 1 of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution whereby United States citizenship b…

Amendment Details:

Date:

Jan. 21, 1920

Type:

Bills

State of Origin:

California (CA)

Congress:

66th Congress (1919-1921)

Summary:

Proposing an amendment to section 1 of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution whereby United States citizenship by birth is restricted to those whose parents are white persons, Africans, American Indians, or their descendants

Text:

"AMENDMENT XIV.

Chamber:

Senate

Sponsor:

PHELAN, James Duval (CA-D)

Committee of referral:

Judiciary

Topics:

citizen - Requirements for birthright citizenship equalgr4 - Equality regardless of race

Record Source:

Tansill, Charles C. Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the United States Introduced in Congress from December 4, 1889 to July 2, 1926, S. Doc. No. 93, 69th Cong. 1st Sess., Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1926.

Cite As:

The Amendments Project, edited by Jill Lepore and Tobias Resch, 2023, https://amendmentsproject.org [Record Number b066-s00144, accessed 2024-04-14]. Record Source: [Tansill, Charles C. Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the United States Introduced in Congress from December 4, 1889 to July 2, 1926, S. Doc. No. 93, 69th Cong. 1st Sess., Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1926.]