Chinese Immigration and The Great Migration

Timeline created by M. Piszczek
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  • Chinese Exclusion Act passed

    This act provided a 10-year moratorium on Chinese abor immigration, some immigration still occured but with great difficult and rarity. This was the first Federal law dealing with the entry of a specific ethnic working group into the U.S.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act extended as Geary Act

    This extension also required Chinese residents to register and obtain a ccertificate of residence to avoid deportation.
  • Geary Act made permament

    The Geary Act was made permament and would last until the 1920s, restricting Chinese immigration.
  • First Wave of Black Movement North

    During World War I the first wave of black movement north occured. 454,000 blacks from the south moved north. This gave them the opportunity to escape oppressive econmic conditions in the South and find better opportunities.
  • Second Wave of Black Movement North

    In the 1920s another 800,000 blacks left the south and moved north. This gave them the opportunity to escape oppressive econmic conditions in the South and find better opportunities.
  • Third Wave of Black Movement North

    Another 398,000 blacks moved north in the 1930s. This gave them the opportunity to escape oppressive econmic conditions in the South and find better opportunities.
  • Fourth Wave of Black Movement North

    Beggining in 1940 and going until 1960 another 3,348,000 blacks left the south and moved to northern and western cities. This gave them the opportunity to escape oppressive econmic conditions in the south and find better opportunities.
  • Repeal of all Exclusion Acts

    Congress repeals all exclusion acts and leaves a yearly limit of 105 Chinese immigrants. Congress also gave foreign born Chinese immigrants the right to seek naturalization. This meant some immigrants could become citizens.
  • Immigration Act of 1965 passed

    Set a limit of 170,000 immigrants from outside the Western Hemisphere yearly, with a maximun of 20,000 from any one ocountry. Skill and the need for political asylum influneced placement. This allowed some Chinese Immigration.