History Timeline

  • Beginning of Colonial Imagration

    Beginning of Colonial Imagration
  • Importation of African Slaves Begins

    Arrival was part of the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
  • British Convicts Transported to America

    British sent their Convicts to America as a punishment because they wanted a punishment that was not as extreme as death but was harder than a fine.
  • Irish begin to move to America

    Irish begin to move to America
    5 million Irish move to America and upset citizens because of their Catholic religion and impact on the economy.
  • The Treaty of Guadalupe/ Hidalgo

    This ended the Mexican-American war and let most people from the western states become citizins.
  • Land to Encourage Western Migration

    Sold land for dirt cheap and encouraged both citizens and immigrants to buy it. This attracted thousands of Immigrants from the East and Europe.
  • Central Pacific Hired Chinese

    Central Pacific Hired Chinese
    Hired to construct the first rail road that could run non stop from coast to coast
  • Immigration from Europe

    Millions migrated from Europe
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    Started limiting what Immigrants America would take
  • Ellis Island

    Ellis Island
    Ellis Island opens as an immigration entry checkpoint
  • 14th Amendment

    14th amendment grants that anyone born in the United States is a Citizen
  • Mexican Revolution

    Mexican Revolution
    Mexican Revolution brings thousands across the boarder for job security in different fields with a higher pay rate.
  • Angel Island Immigration Station

    Angel Island Immigration Station
    Angel Island Immigration Station was opened to help control the flow of Chinese Immigrations.
  • United States Boarder Control

    The goal was to secure the boarder between inspection stations.
  • War Brides and Fiances Act

    War Brides and Fiances Act
    Allowed American soldiers to bring their foreign brides home.
  • Ellis Island Closes

    Decided it was a National Mistake
  • Refugee Act

    Keep people who are afraid to go home due to persecution