American immigration

American Immigration

  • Oct 31, 999

    Leif Erikson Discovers America

    Leif Erikson Discovers America
    According to the Saga of Erik the Red, Leif apparently saw Vinland for the first time after being blown off course on his way to introduce Christianity to Greenland.
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus Discovers America

    Columbus Discovers America
  • Oct 11, 1492

    Christopher Columbus Lands

    Christopher Columbus lands in what he thought was a whole other continent, but soon finds out he "discovered" America
  • Period: Oct 26, 1500 to

    American Immigration

  • The First German Immigrant

    The First German Immigrant
    Dr. Johannes Fleischer was the first German immigrant to the Americas as well as Jamestown.
  • European Migration in the 1620's (Ryan Hackett)

    European Migration in the 1620's (Ryan Hackett)
    102 English colonists set sail in 1620 on the Mayflower. They landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This is generally considered by many to be the "start" of planned European migration! In 1638, just 18 years after the Mayflower, the Swedes began their migration to America. Unlike the Pilgrim Fathers, the Swedes were not religious dissenters - they were an organized group of colonizers sent by the Swedish Government to establish a colony
  • mayflower arrives in america by

    mayflower arrives in america by
    the first immigrents to america!
    Alex Smith!
  • First Greman Immigrant came to the USA

    First Greman Immigrant came to the USA
    The first Greman Immigrants came to the US, fleeing their homelands. They left to find an eaiser life.
  • America Becomes Its Own Nation

    America Becomes Its Own Nation
  • Naturalization Act of 1790

    Naturalization Act of 1790
    Provided the first rules to be followed by the United States in the granting of national citizenship. This law limited naturalization to immigrants who were "free white persons" of "good moral character."
  • Alein and Sedition Act of 1798 (Kate McCahan)

    Alein and Sedition Act of 1798 (Kate McCahan)
    The Alien and Sedition Act of 1798 required 14 years of residency before legal citizenship and allowed deportation of "dangerous" aliens.
  • Importation of Slaves Banned

    Importation of Slaves Banned
    Slaves could no longer be imported into the United States.
  • War Of 1812

    War Of 1812
    The War of 1812 brings immigration to a complete halt as hostilities prevent transport across seas
  • Natavist Party Formed/ Know-Nothing Party

    Natavist Party Formed/ Know-Nothing Party
    This group opposed immmigration, particularly Catholics
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    When James Marshall found gold in the mines of California on January 24, 1848 the whole world went deranged. Even Immigrants were coming over to America just to get to the gold or even work for the gold.
  • Anti-Coolie Act

    Anti-Coolie Act
    the Anti-Coolie Act was passed by the California legislature in an attempt to appease anger among white laborers about the pay competition that was newly created by the excess of Chinease immigrants at the height of the California gold rush. The act tried to protect white laborers by imposing a monthly tax on the Chinease immigrants that were seeking to do business in California.
  • Fifteenth Amendment

    Fifteenth Amendment
    fifteenth amendment grants citizenship to people not discriminating against race, color, or previous condition of servitude
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882. Those revisions allowed the U.S. to suspend Chinese immigration, a ban that was intended to last 10 years.
  • Immigration Act of 1882

    Immigration Act of 1882
  • Ellis Island

    Ellis Island
    In the 35 years that Ellis Island was open, approximately 8 million immigrants had arrived and been processed in the New York Harbor. It was a major gateway from people in Europe to come into the United States, and people did not pass up the opportunity. Althought it was very successful in getting people into America, it closed in 1954 and became a landfil.
  • Immigration Act of 1862

    Mason Wewer
  • Immigarnts arrive

    Immigarnts arrive
    About 5 million immigrants arrive in the U.S. This is the same number as the time from 1800-1860.
  • "The New Collosus" is written

    "The New Collosus" is written
    writin by Emma Lazurus
  • Opening of the Hull House David Thomas

    Opening of the Hull House David Thomas
    The Hull House, a settlement house built to help poor urban residents, most of which were struggling immigrants was opened. The Hull House to this day is the most famous settlement house because of its great size and impact on people.
  • Jacob Riis published "How the Otherr Half Lives"

    Jacob Riis published "How the Otherr Half Lives"
    Jacob Riis published this book to inform the common and upper classes about how the poor live. The book shocked many Americans because they had no idea about any of it. The book talked about tenement houses and the cramped and unhealthy living conditions of these people.
  • Ellis Island Opened (Jack Goins)

    Ellis Island Opened (Jack Goins)
    Ellis Island opened in 1892. Boom.
  • Ellis Island Opens (Spencer Meadows)

    Ellis Island Opens (Spencer Meadows)
    Ellis Island's first Immigration station was officially opened.
  • Ellis Island opening (MACK FARRAH)

    1892 was the year of the opening.
  • Ellis Island Burns Down (Steven Butz)

    On June 14, 1897, the Ellis Island Immigration Station burned down due to a kitchen fire. Everything was burned except for the surgeon's quarters, the engine house, and the electric light and steam plant. Ellis Island wasn't reopened until December 19, 1900, which caused a great deal of immigrants being refused admission to the country and being sent back to their home country. (Steven Butz)
  • US Population Exceeds 75 Million

    US Population Exceeds 75 Million
  • reopening of Ellis Islannd

    reopening of Ellis Islannd
    After the great fire Ellis Island was rebuilt it reopened in december 19 1900
  • New York State Tenement House Act (Emmy Schaeffer)

    New York State Tenement House Act (Emmy Schaeffer)
    This was the day the act was approved. It was put into effect on Janurary 1, 1902. This act was passed with the help of Lawrence Veiller (shown in picture) and the COS's exihibit. The exihbit had photographs and maps graphically showing the conditions of New York tenements.
  • Amadeo Peter Gianni opens Bank of Itay (Megan Taylor)

    This is important because he was an immgirant that opened a bank that is now known as Bank Of America. This is a huge bank still around today that my grandparents even use. Just another great contribution from an american immigrant!
  • Immigration Act of 1907

    Immigration Act of 1907
    This act banned the entry of unaccompanied minors, metally disabled, and anyone with tuberculosis
  • Angel Island Opens

    Angel Island Opens
  • The Mexican Revolution (Michael McConnell)

    The Mexican Revolution (Michael McConnell)
    This was the year myriads of the Mexican people were immigrating to the United States. (Michael McConnell)
  • Immigartion Act of 1917 (Stone Bridges)

    Immigartion Act of 1917 (Stone Bridges)
    This act made illiterates, acholoics, stowaways, vagrants, epileptics unable to enter the country.
  • Establishment of the Immigration and Naturalzation Service (INS)

  • Potato Famine (Grace Griffin)

    Potato Famine (Grace Griffin)
    The Potatp Famine was actually 1845-1952. The famine drove 1.5 million Irish to America. The potato famine killed 1 million people with the potato disaese known as potato blight.
  • Cubans are admitted into USA under special quotas

    Cubans are admitted into USA under special quotas
  • 15th Amendment (mia Whitney)

    15th Amendment (mia Whitney)
    fifteenth amendment grants citizenship to people not discriminating against race, color, or previous condition of servitude
  • Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act

    Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act
    This Act strengthened border enforcement. It also stated that if an individual was not a citizen they did not receive benefits.
  • 5 Octtober, 1886 Statue of Liberty id deticated ( Mary May)

  • 5 oct 1886 statue of Liberty was deticated

    5 oct 1886 statue of Liberty was deticated