Latinos Timeline

Events

Platt Amendment

1901

End of US control in Cuba.

Puerto Rican's are granted US citizenship

1917

Limit on the number or immigrants

1921

Immigration Act restricts the number of immigrants allowed to enter the US.

Border Control is created

1925

America deports 500,000 Mexicans

1925

Platt Amendment is annulled

1934

Fair Employment Practices Committee

1941

Latinos Help in WWII

1941

Operation Wetback

1954 - 1958

US Immigrant Services deport 3.8 million Latin Americans.

Walkouts by Chicanos

1968

First Puerto Rican to Serve on Congress

1970

First Latino to go to Space

1993

Hispanics make up 1/6 of the US population

2013