Coming to America

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    History of Immigration to the U.S

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    The Colonial Era

    Which marked the begining of the largest immigration of people from Europe
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    forced immigration due to slavery
  • California Gold Rush

    California gold rush, 25,000 Chinese immigrated there in early 1850s.
  • Silver Rush in Tombstone Arizona

  • Copper Boom in Arizona

    lead to an increase in settlers to Arizona
  • Southern Pacific Railroad in 1880

    caused a large increase in Chinease population in Arizona
  • Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

  • Immigration Act of 1924

    which required allowing a quota of people to enter the U.S from certain countries (excluding asia).
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    Retirment communities

    retirees attracted to the warm weather and low cost of living also helped increase the migration to Arizona
  • Cuban Refugees

    during the communist revolution in Cuba in 1959, hundreds of thousands of refugees
  • Hart-Celler Act in 1965

  • Central Arizona Project

    Provides water supply to Arizona further allowing population growth
  • Immigration Act of 1990

    created to reduce illegal immigration
  • 1892 opening of Ellis Island

    immigration port