The first Iranian that became an American citizen

Mirza Mohammad Ali , better known as Hajj Sayyah (1836–1925), was a famous persian American world traveler and political activist.He is the first persian to obtain American citizenship. According to a decree issued by the District Court of the 12th Judicial District of the State of California, he naturalized on May 26, 1875.His studies exposed him at a young age to modern and democratic ideas that were then spreading throughout parts of the world. The stark difference that he observed between the treatment suffered by most Persia under their autocratic rulers and those ideas he studied inspired him to see the rest of the world.