American Experience

United States v. Wong Kim Ark

Clip: Season 30 | 2m 39s

On March 28, 1898, the Supreme Court ruled that Wong Kim Ark had acquired U.S. citizenship at birth and that "the American citizenship which Wong Kim Ark acquired by birth within the United States has not been lost or taken away by anything happening since his birth."

Airing: 05/29/18

Rating: NR

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