Important events regarding US Immigration by Giselle

Timeline created by gramos
In History
  • U.S Congress bans the importation of slavery

    it makes it illegal to bring any more slaves from Africa to the U.S.
  • Worst Year of Irish Potato Famine

    Worst Year of Irish Potato Famine
    Irish immigrants came to America, running away from starvation.
  • Election Year

    Election Year
    Many people elected into Congress were from the Know Nothing Party, they were an Anti-Immigration Political Party.
  • Homestead Act

    gave 160 acres of land to anyone who promised to live there for 5 years.
  • Anti-Coolie Act

    This act came out of California, it excludes the chinese from migrating.
  • Transcontinental Railroad

    Transcontinental Railroad
    More and more Chinese and Irish immigrants came to help build the the railroad.
  • Immigration Act of 1882

    changes tax on immigratns, makes different categories of people ilegible.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    No more Chinese immigrants were allowed to come into America for 10 years.
  • Dedication of Statue of Liberty

    Dedication of Statue of Liberty
    encourages immigration
  • Anarchist Exclusion Act

    in response to McKinley'a assasination.
  • Expatriation Act

    Any American women who married a foreigner would lose her citizenship.
  • Jones-Shafroth

    Jones-Shafroth
    offers Puerto Ricans the chance to gain citizenship if they join the military.
  • Immigration Act of 1917

    Immigration Act of 1917
    requires immigrants being able to read, it was a way of limiting immigration.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    It was only allowed that 3% of the population immigrants in the U.S could migrate the next year.
  • Alien Registrstion Act

    Alien Registrstion Act
    Demanded that all aliens had to register and carry a greencard.
  • McCarran-Walter Act

    McCarran-Walter Act
    It allows more Asians to come in, but if you had specific skills it put you at the front of the line.
  • Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

    Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
    First time the U.S tries to limit immigration from Mexico.
  • Immigration and Reform Control Act

    It forgivers immigrants for coming in illigally, but makes it illegal to hire an illegal alien.
  • Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act

    Makes ir harder for immigrants to get into U.S. under humanitarian conditions.
  • USA Patriot Act

    USA Patriot Act
    Created Homeland Security Department, requires people leaving the country to have an updated passport.
  • Real I.D. Act

    Real I.D. Act
    Attempt to strengthen Patriot Act, state must have a standardized form of licence and I.D.
  • Arizona Immigration Law

    Arizona Immigration Law
    Makes immigration a state crime, it is trespassing. Turned a federal power into the hands of the states.