Immigration

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In History
  • Importation of Slavery Banned

    Importation of Slavery Banned
    The government decides to stop allowing African American slaves being brought in.
  • Irish Potato Famine

    Irish Potato Famine
    Irishes crops go bad. people are getting away from the starvation and coming over to the U.S. but U.S. is not a big fan of their religion.
  • 1854 Elections

    1854 Elections
    Know Knothings was a party against immigration.
  • The Homestead Act

    The Homestead Act
    They gave 160 acres of free land to who will come and live on that land for 5 years. This lead to more immigrants coming over.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Immigration

    Transcontinental Railroad Immigration
    Chinese and Irish come over cause they get hired to build railroads.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Says that no more immigration in the U.S. from China for 10 years.
  • Expatriation Act

    Expatriation Act
    Declared that amy american women who married a foreign man lose your citizenship.
  • Immigration Act of 1917

    Immigration Act of 1917
    Requires immigrants to read 40 words.
  • Jones-Shafroth Act

    Jones-Shafroth Act
    For Puerto Ricans to have citizenship in United States they have to join the war.
  • Alien Registration Act

    Alien Registration Act
    Required all aliens have to carry a green card when they come to the United Staes.
  • Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

    Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
    The first time the government limits immigration from Mexico.
  • The USA Patriot Act

    The USA Patriot Act
    Created a homeland security department and requires us to have passports to leave the country and to get back in.
  • REAL ID Act

    REAL ID Act
    Made states have to issue out driver licenses or i.d. when of age.