Timeline of immigration

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1882
789,000 [majority] came from GB and Germany.
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1890
9 million = most from southern and eastern Europe (Russian Jews) & previously from northern Europe.
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1891
Bureau of Immigration.
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1892
Ellis Island in Upper New York Bay. (29 questions, health checks, etc).
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1900
Population is 76,000,000.
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1907
Peak at 1,285,000 in one year immigrants mostly Italy, Russia, then GB and France.
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1910
Mexican Revolution - influx of Mexicans.
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1914-18
WW1 = halts mass immigration. (See immigration after WW1).
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1917
Immigration Restriction Act of 1917.
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1921
Emergency Quota Act 1921.
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1924
National Origins Act of 1924.
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9 million = most from southern and eastern Europe (Russian Jews) & previously from northern Europe.

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1890

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Bureau of Immigration.

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Card 4

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Ellis Island in Upper New York Bay. (29 questions, health checks, etc).

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Population is 76,000,000.

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