Chinese Imigration & The Great Migration

  • Limitation of Chinese Immigration

    Advocates of immigration restriction succeeded in introducing and passing legislation in Congress to limit the number of Chinese arriving to fifteen per ship or vessel.
  • Diplomat appoint for treaty signing

    the Hayes Administration appointed U.S. diplomat James B. Angell to negotiate a new treaty with China.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act was approved on May 6, 1882. It was the first significant law restricting immigration into the United States.
  • The Geary Act

    When the exclusion act expired in 1892, Congress extended it for 10 years in the form of the Geary Act.
  • CHinese Exclusion Act renewed

    Congress voted to renew exclusion for ten years in the Geary Act.
  • Chinese Boycotting

    Merchants responded to the humiliation of the exclusion acts by organizing an anti-American boycott.
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    The Great Migration

    movement of African Americans from the South to northern cities.
  • Wartime Riot

    White rioters rampaged through African American neighborhoods, leaving at least 39 dead.
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    Second Great Migration

    the migration of more than five million African Americans from the South to the North, Midwest and West; it was much larger and of a different character than the first Great Migration.
  • repeals all exlussion acts

    Congress leaves a yearly limit of 105 Chinese and gave foreign born Chinese the right to seek naturalization.
  • Immigration Act

    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.
  • The Immigration Act of 1990

    The act established a “flexible” worldwide cap on family-based, employment-based, and diversity immigrant visas.