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Immigration 1 and 2
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A severe economic decline during the 1930's; decreased the number of immigrants to the U.S
A person who leaves their country due to fear of persecution.
The Cold War
A political tension between communist countries and democratic countries.
System of government that is controlled by a single central government.
National Origins Act of 1924
Quota system based on nationality. Limited immigration to 2% of each country's proportion of the U.S population in 1890.
dislike or fear of people from other countries
A person who works for another person for a period of time in exchange for transportation.
Know Nothing Party
Called the American Party, they were an anti catholic anti immigrant group in the 1840's - 1860's
an organization of workers formed to protect their rights
The period of time when countries went from agrarian societies to manufacturing
Extends citizenship to anyone born in the U.S
Naturalization Act of 1790
Limited citizenship to free white people with good moral character.
Chinese Exclusion Act
1882- prohibited Chinese workers from entering the U.S.
Hostility or discrimination directed at Jewish people
the process of a foreign born person becoming a citizen of another country
The Second Wave of Immigration
1881-1920 immigrants came from Southern and Eastern Europe
Displaced Persons Act of 1948
made it possible for some 400,000 WWII refugees to come to the US
Refugee Act of 1980
reformed US immigration law and admitted refugees on systematic basis for humanitarian reasons
Increased economic relations with Canada and Mexico. It created conditions for greater undocumented immigrants coming to the U.S
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
Abolished the national-origins quotas and placed priorities on family reunification and attracting skilled worker
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952
This act relaxed the restrictions on Asian Immigration
Immigration Reform and Control Act
The act intended to slow undocumented immigration
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