Asian American Civil Rights

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US encouraged Asian immigration; Chinese men made up a majority of work force

1868

Page Act; Prohibited the entry of immigrannts

1875

Chinese Exclusion Ac, suspended all Chinese immigration

1882 - 1892

Geary Act, provided Chinese Immigrants to carry resident papers

1892

Because of WW2, Japanese were put in internment camps

1945

Immigration and Nationality Act overturned laws setting immigration quotas

1965

Formation of Asian American Political Alliance; A group against discrimination

1968

Large movement by several Asian American Organizations, including the APPA.

1969

Asians started arriving in large numbers to the USA. Roughly 1 million entered.

1975

The % of Asian Americans that received a bachelors degree reaches 60%

2000

Over other immigrants, whose % was 25%

Report; Asian Americans are the highest income, and best educated in the US.

2013

Survey conducted by Social and Demographic Trends. It also shows they are more satisfied with their lives than the general public.