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3.3.5 Journal 1.Enough people wanted it to be changed because they felt like the mexicans were taking their jobs and shouldn't be called white anymore. 2.Politicians were afraid the people would up-rise because of the great depression if they didn't do something so mexicans were the scapegoat. Naturalization Act of 1790 In the late 1700s, the United States had to decide who could become a citizen. A citizen is an official member of a nation, whether by birth or naturalization. The Naturalization Law of 1790 put the answer in terms of race. The term "free white person" excluded all blacks (whether free or enslaved), people of mixed race defined by law as non white, American Indians, white indentured servants, and any other immigrant who was not considered white. These people were barred from obtaining the rights of citizenship such as participation in government or use of the legal courts. Foreign Miners’ Tax As more and more Americans moved into the newly acquired land, they used their numbers to

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