Chinese and and African-American emigration

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  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed on may 6th 1882. It was the first significant law restricting immigration into the United States. This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration
  • The Mod

    A mob in Rock Springs, Wyoming Terriory, murderec 28 chinese and drove out one hunderd more
  • Geary Act

    The Chinese Exclussion Act expired in 1892 in which Congress extended it for 10 years in the form of the Geary Act. This extension and made permanent in 1902, the act added restrictions by requiring each Chinese resident to register and obtain a certificate of residence. Without a certificate, she or he faced deportation. The Geary Act regulated Chinese immigration until the 1920s which increased postwar immigration, Congress adopted new means for regulation: quotas and requirements pertaining
  • Immigration Restriction League

    The Anti-immigration restriction was founded in 1894 by Bistinians, this league sought to impose a leteracy test on all immigrants
  • Great Migration

    The Great Migration was the mass movement of about five million southern blacks to the north and west between 1915 and 1960.
  • The Blacks leave South

    another 800,000 blacks left the south, followed by 398,000 blacks in the 1930s. Between 1940 and 1960 over 3,348,000 blacks left the south for northern and western cities.

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  • Leaving the South

    398,000 blacks leave the south
  • Move

    Between 1940 and 1960 over 3,348,000 blacks left the south for northern and western cities.
  • Congress

    In 1943 Congress repealed all the exclusion acts, leaving a yearly limit of 105 Chinese and gave foreign-born Chinese the right to seek naturalization
  • End

    The end of the Great Migration
  • Immigration Act of 1965.

    This act was effective July 1, 1968 which was a limit of 170,000 immigrants from outside the Western Hemisphere could enter the United States, with a maximum of 20,000 from any one country