Comparative movementChinese immigration and African-American emigration

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    Old Immigrants

    Over 10 million immigrants came to the U.S.
    Old Immigrants - Protestants from northwestern Europe
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    This denied citizenship to people born in China and prohibited the immigraion of Chinese laborers.
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    New Immigrants

    12 million immigrants arrived on the U.S. shores
    New Immigrants - from southern or eastern Europe
  • Ellis Island

    Millions of newcomers came in the late 1800s. Ellis Island opened in 1892. The island served as immigartion stations.
    llis Island is in New York Harbor.
  • Angel Isand

    This is essentially the same thing as Ellis Island and probably open about the same time too. This Island also served as immigatration stations. Angle Island had thousands of Asian newcomers. Most of whom were from China. Chinese applicants faced strict immigration laws. These laws limited entrance to certain skilled groups or to individuals who could show that their parents were born in the U.S.
  • Immigration Restriction League

    They sought to impose a literacy test on all immigrants.
    President Grover Cleveland vetoed it calling it "illiberal, narrow, and un-American."
  • African Americans in World War I

    This is the first large movements of blacks.454,000 black southerners moved north. In the 1920s, 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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    Great Migration

    Migration of African Americans form teh South to northern cities.
  • Committee on Public Information

    President Wilson wanted all Americans to support the war effort. The CPI led a propaganda campaign to encourage the American peole to support the war.
  • Espionage Act

    It was intended to prohibit interference with military operations or recruitment, to prevent insubordination in the military, and to prevent the support of U.S. enemies during wartime.
  • Sedition Act

    It forbade the use of "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the United States government, its flag, or its armed forces or that caused others to view the American government or its institutions with contempt.
  • National War Labor Board

    Composed of representatives from business and labor.
    President Wilson established this to ensure thata the voice of labor was heard.