Week 4 Skills Activity: Evolution of the national citizenry

  • The Constitution of the United States is written and adopted.

    At this time, only white men who owned property were considered citizens with rights.
  • The 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment is raified which is now granting a right to vote!
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

    It was finally passed which is now restricting immigration from China and denying citizenship to Chinese immigrants.
  • The 14th Amendment

    Is finally accepted which is granting citizenship to people born or naturalized in the United States, including former slaves
  • The Indian Citizenship Act

    It was passed which granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the United States
  • The Magnuson Act

    Repeals the Chinese Exclusion Act allows a limited number of Chinese immigrants to become citizens
  • The McCarran-Walter Act

    Revises immigration laws and eliminates racial restrictions, but still limits immigration from certain countries
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act is passed

    Granting amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants and creating a path to citizenship
  • The Trump administration announces plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

    Which protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation
  • The Biden administration announces plans

    Which is provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, expand immigration opportunities, and address systemic discrimination.