Asian American History in Context

Historical Landmarks

American Independence

1776

US Civil War

1861 - 1865

Reconstruction

1865 - 1877

Japan colonizes Korea

1910

WW1

1914 - 1918

Chinese Civil War

1927 - 1950

Great Depression

1929 - 1939

Phillipine Independence Act

1934

WW2

1939 - 1945

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Laotian Civil War

1953 - 1975

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

Cambodian Civil War

1967 - 1975

Killing Fields in Cambodia

1975 - 1979

Cambodian Vietnamese War

Approx. 1977 - 1991

9/11

2001

War in Afghanistan

2001 - 2014

AsAm Events

Chinese immigrate for gold rush

1848

Hawaii starts importing Asian labor

1852

Transcontinental Railroad Construction

1865 - 1869

Al Yup decision

1878

Chinese Exclusion Act

1882

Phillipines become a US territory

1898

Gentleman's Agreement with Japan

1907

Angel Island opens

1910

Alien Land Law

1913

Asiatic Barred Zone Act

1917

Ozawa v. US

1922

US v. Bhagat Singh Thind

1923

Asian Exclusion Act

1924

Japanese Internment

1942 - 1946

Repeal of Chinese Exclusion Act

1945

Alien Land Laws repealed

1956

Immigration and Nationality Act

1965

"Model Minority" phrase coined

1966

Vincent Chin murdered

1982

Reagan presidential campaign

1984

Wen Ho Lee case

1999

AfAm Events

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

"Strange Fruit" recorded

1939

Brown v Board of Education

1954

Civil Rights Act

1964

Voting Rights Act

1965

Loving v Virginia

1967

Rodney King Beating and Riots

1992

Majority of Americans OK with interracial marriage

1994

Black Lives Matter

2014