Immigration History

Immigration Act of 1924

Following the Quota Act of 1921 that established a system of national origin statistics, the legislature followed up with the immigration law of 1924, also referred to as the Johnson-Reed
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A Guide to Immigration Legislation History of America

Prior to World War II, the American nation strictly followed previous quota laws with little indication to extraneous situations. One example of the predilection towards quotas regardless of international pressure,
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American Immigration History by Generation

The history of American immigration as perceived in modern times did not begin until the middle of the nineteenth century. Prior to this time, subsequent to the American Revolution, nearly
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American Immigration Overview

The history of immigration to the American continent surpasses the length of the United States as a sovereign nation. Each generation witnessed specific trends of immigration from varying counties of
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A History of American Immigration By Ethnicity

American Immigration History BackgroundAmerican immigration history represents the collective cultures that create a national image. The idea of America stems
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The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

Following the Civil War, the nation as a whole began to enact a more specific immigration policy. Different trends of
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The Emergency Quota Act

The most important legislation from the early twentieth century came in 1921. Referred to as the 1921 Quota Act, this legislation utilized immigration statistics to determine a maximum number of
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