Equal Nationality Act of 1934

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The Equal Nationality Act of 1934 was an American law which allowed foreign-born children of American mothers and alien fathers who had entered America before age 18 and lived in America for five years to apply for American citizenship for the first time.[1] It also made the naturalization process quicker for American women's alien husbands.[1] This law equalized expatriation, immigration, naturalization, and repatriation between women and men.[1][2] However, it was not applied retroactively, and was modified by later laws, such as the Nationality Act of 1940.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d Sally Kitch (6 August 2009). The Specter of Sex: Gendered Foundations of Racial Formation in the United States. SUNY Press. pp. 179–. ISBN 978-1-4384-2754-6.
  2. ^ Ervin Eugene Lewis; Merritt Madison Chambers (1935). New Frontiers of Democracy: The Story of America in Transition. American education Press, Incorporated.
  3. ^ Richard Marback (16 February 2015). Generations: Rethinking Age and Citizenship. Wayne State University Press. pp. 203–. ISBN 978-0-8143-4081-3.