History Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1565

    First European Settlement

    First European Settlement
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    The first permanent European settlement ever located in the U.S. was founded at St. Augustine, Florida by the Spanish.
  • Immigration Began!

    Immigration Began!
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    There were freedoms and opportunities here in the United States, so around 900,000 people migrated here.
  • First Slaves

    First Slaves
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    In 1619, the first African American Slaves arrived on a boat in Virginia. The captain traded the slaves for food.
  • Pennsylvania Enacts Oath of Allegiance for German Immigrants

    Pennsylvania Enacts Oath of Allegiance for German Immigrants
    Williams Keith, Governor of Pennsylvania at the time, agreed to let the German immigrants accept the United States as their new home, take the oath of Allegiance and stay in the U.S.
  • Pennsylvania’s ImmigrationLaw Ignored

    In order to prevent unhealthy and deathly ill people from entering our country, a law was passed for ships to dock a mile away from the lands so they could be inspected.
  • First Alien Naturalization Act

    First Alien Naturalization Act
    This act allowed anyone that was 'free white persons' to enter into the United States. This obviously caused a huge flux of immigrants to come.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts Enacted

    Alien and Sedition Acts Enacted
    President John Adams signed a law that enfourced four laws passed by the Federalist-controlled Congress during the time that the United States was preparing to go to war with France. These four laws were: 'An Act to Establish an Uniform Rule of Naturalization, Concerning Aliens, Respecting Alien Enemies, and for the Punishment of Certain Crimes against the United States'.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe

    Treaty of Guadalupe
    This treaty took Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, California and parts of Nevada from Mexico.
  • Congress in Control

    Congress passed an act where only they could be in control and regulate immigration.
  • Chinese Act

    Chinese Act
    Congress signed the Chinese Exclusion Act which stated that for 10 years the Chinese could not migrate to the U.S.
  • Mexican Revolution

    Mexican Revolution
    Due to mining and rail road line jobs in northern Mexico, many Mexicans were drawn to the northen part and were close to the border. A mexican Revolution occured when work stress was at its highest and it caused thousands of illegals to come into the U.S.
  • Border Patrol

    Border Patrol
    Congress paseed the "Labor Appropriation Act of 1924" to allow for the United states to have border Patrol to help keep immigration under control.
  • Long Fence!

    Long Fence!
    "Secure Fence Act" ensures that about 700 miles or more will soon have a double fencing along the southern borders to protect the border.
  • Arizona follows the Law

    Arizona follows the Law
    United States Supreme Courts follows the law and punishes business's that hired illegal immigrants for work.
  • Shocking News

    Shocking News
    President Obama shares with our country that all illegal immigrants can stay here.