The four acts were meant to protect the new nation from French immigrants.
President Thomas Jefferson led the repeal
President Thomas Jefferson led the repeal of most of these acts because they overstepped federal authority and instituted unjust restrictions.
The Know Nothing movement and the Irish Immigrants
The Know Nothing movement formed a national political party based on nativist sentiment. The Irish were streaming into the United States.
The national political party formed by Know Nothing movement was extinguished.
Reconstruction ended in the U.S. South
Reconstruction ended in the U.S. South. Legislation were enacted that stripped black citizens the right to vote, ejected black office holder from their posts, and segregation on public transportation.
President Arthur signed Chinese Exclusion Act
President Arthur signed Chinese Exclusion Act to exclude Chinese workers from entering the United States.
Wisconsin passed the Bennett Law; Illinois passed Edwards law
State of Wisconsin passed the Bennett Law and state of Illinois passed Edwards law restricting the use of German language instruction in classrooms.
Laws were repealed
Both laws in state of Wisconsin and state of Illinois were repealed
"War Relocation Camps" justified as protective measure for wake of Peal Harbor
The U.S. began the forcible internment of more than 100,000 Japanese nationals, more than half were American citizens.
Chinese Exclusion Act repealed
The Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed.
Internment camps were closed
The internment camps were closed.
Reparations were made to many of the survivors
Reparations were made to many of the survivors from the internment camps.
Civil Rights Act ended segregation
Civil Rights Act ended segregation in public accommodations.
U.S. elected its first black president
The United States of America elected its first black president.
President Obama worked with Congress to help provide health insurance coverage
President Obama worked with Congress to craft legislation aimed at providing affordable health insurance coverage to all. Representative from South Carolina called him a liar and believed his ideas were dangerous and threatened the values of the United States.