Immigration - Research Article from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Social Change

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(1907) A Polish emigrant boarding the ‘General Grant’

Timeline

1820–1899 ∼ Coming to America

Factories employ entire families of immigrants (1820s–1830s) / Old Immigration from England, Ireland, Scandinavia, and Germany (1830–1870) / Fourteenth Amendment declares that all persons born or naturalized in the U.S. are citizens (1866) /New Wave immigration, mainly from Southern and Eastern Europe (1880–1920) / Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that a person with mixed blood should be considered black (1896) / Chinese Exclusion Act restricts immigrant workers (1882 and 1884)

MILESTONES: Fugitive Slave Law requires the return of runaway slaves to their owners (1850) • Land Act gives whites in California legal control over Mexican property and voting rights (1851) • Homestead Act promises land to pioneer settlers in the west (1862) • Fifteenth Amendment declares all men eligible to vote without regard to race (1870) • Open door trade policy with China initiated (1899) • Philippine uprising after Spanish American War (1899–1902)

1900–1919 ∼ Mass Migration

Chinese immigration banned...

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