• Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress

    It prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers in the United States. This act also included many more restrictions to the Chinese Immigrants. Many Chinese were forced to leave after this Act was passed.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act expires

    Congress extends the Chinese exclusion act after it expires and called it the Geary Act.
  • Geary Act becomes permanent

    Because this came permanent, it added even more restrictions to Chinese immigrants. Each Chinese resident needed to register and get a certificate of residency or face deportation
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    The Great Migration

    The Great Migration was the movement of approximately five million southern African Americans to the north and west
  • 800,000 African Americans leave the south

  • 398,000 left the south

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    3,348,000 left the south

    3,348,000 left the south for northern and western cities because of the economic conditions in the south as well as to escape slavery and racial seperation
  • Congress repealed all exclusion Acts

    This left a yearly limit of 105 Chinese and gave foreign-born Chinese the right to seek naturalization.
  • Immigration Act of 1965.

    This Act became effective July 1st 1968. It said that no more than 170,000 immigrants from outside the western hemisphere could enter the United States, and no more than 20,000 immigrants per country.
  • The Immigration Act of 1990

    The act allowed visas for any foreign state in the categories of: family-based, employment-based, and diversity immigrant visas that can't go over 7 percent of the total available