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Late 1600s
Africans as slaves
Major groups before 1790
English, Welsh, Scots
1629-1640
Puritans
1675-1715
Quakers
1790-1849
Germans
1795
Naturalization Act
1795 Naturalization Act
Could be citizen if in US for 5 years
1840
Gold Rush
1846-1855
Irish (potato famine)
1847
First Chinese
1858
Restrict Chinese immigration
1882
Chinese Exclusion Act
1882 Chinese Exclusion Act
Started Japanese immigration
1880s
Jews fled anti-Semitism, Korean political exiles
1898
Colonization of Philippines
Early 1900s
Asian groups
1907
Gentlemen's Agreement
1910-1917
Mexican revolution pushed Mexicans into US
1917
Immigration Act banned Asians
1918
World War I
1921
Emergency Quota Act
1924
Immigration Act
Immigration Act of 1924
Reduced number of Southern, Eastern Europeans (esp. Jews), banned Asians (but not Mexicans/Caribbeans)
1929-1935
Mexicans repatriated
1933
Jews fleeing Hitler denied US access
1939-1945
World War II
Bracero Program
Mexicans could come work legally during WWII
1947
War Brides Act
War Brides Act
Filipinos who served in war could bring wives
1952
Immigration and Nationality Act
1952 Immigration and Nationality Act
Quotas based on census
1965
Amendment abolished quotas
1959
Castro's coup
1965
Immigration Act
1965 Immigration Act
Wave including Filipinos, Koreans
1980
Illegal Irish immigrants fleeing unemployment
1986
Immigration Reform and Control Act (Border Patrol)