Issues, Events, and Legislation related to US immigration by Caitlin

By caitb94
  • US Bans Slave Importation

    US Bans Slave Importation
  • Irish Potato Famine

    Irish Potato Famine
  • The Elections of 1854

    The Elections of 1854
    Many know-nothings were elected to congress. Know nothings were people who wanted immigration to slow down or cease and therefore beat up and sometimes killed immigrants in an attempt to imbed fear into potential future immigrants.
  • Anti-Coolie Act

    Anti-Coolie Act
    A law that limited Chinese immigration because people didn't want the immigrants taking rail road jobs that could be given to an existing citizen.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    Allowed people free land ownership if they lived on the land for five years
  • Continental Railroad Officially Began Construction

    Continental Railroad Officially Began Construction
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    A law that completely banned immigration from China
  • The Anarchist Exclusion Act

    The Anarchist Exclusion Act
  • Statue of Liberty Dedicated

    Statue of Liberty Dedicated
  • Jones-Shafroth Act

    Jones-Shafroth Act
    Puerto Ricans were required to join the military for US citizenship regardless of the fact that they were a territory of the US.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    Emergency Quota Act
    Limited the immigration per country to 3% of the previous year.
  • Alien Registration Act

    Alien Registration Act
    Green card legislation