Indian Citizenship Act of 1924. United States Congress, Act of June 2, 1924, Public Law 68-175, 43 STAT 253, which authorized the Secretary of the Interior to issue certificates of citizenship to Indians; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789 – 1996; General Records of the U.S.Government; Record Group 11; National Archives,

What does it mean to be a citizen? How has the meaning of citizenship changed over time?

Download Primary Source Set: Citizenship Over Time 

This inquiry set offers legal and historical definitions of citizenship. Students learn about the ways in which the meaning of citizenship has been contested and reshaped over time by court challenges, political decisions, and shifts in immigration.