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Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001 Published: June 24, 2011
The Aviation and Transportation Security Act was enacted following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Austrian immigrants Published: June 24, 2011
Although some estimates suggest that the numbers of Austrians in the United States have represented less than onetenth of 1 percent of the entire U.S. population...
Australian and New Zealander immigrants Published: June 23, 2011
The earliest waves of Australian and New Zealander immigration to the United States coincided with significant cultural developments.
Au pairs Published: June 23, 2011
Au pairs have helped satisfy the need of working parents to find care for their children at a reasonable cost while enabling young foreigners to visit the U.S.
Charles Atlas Published: June 23, 2011
Arguably the best-known physical fitness advocate of the first half of the twentieth century...
John Jacob Astor Published: June 22, 2011
John Jacob Astor established the first American monopoly with his American Fur Company (1808-1834)...
Association of Indians in America Published: June 22, 2011
The association has provided a unified voice and sense of purpose for the nearly two million people of Asian Indian descent living in the United States...
Assimilation theories Published: June 22, 2011
Assimilation theories prevailing at different times are barometers of the political and socioeconomic environments experienced by immigrants.
Asiatic Exclusion League Published: June 21, 2011
The Asiatic Exclusion League concentrated on opposing Japanese immigration, but it was against the immigration of all Asians, including Koreans and Hindus fromIndia.
Asiatic Barred Zone Published: June 21, 2011
Creation of the Asiatic Barred Zone by the U.S. government highlighted the country’s negative attitude toward Asian immigrants during the early twentieth century.
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Published: June 21, 2011
The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance was formed to address the workplace and community needs of a growing Asian and Pacific Islander population in the United States.
Asian Indian immigrants Published: June 16, 2011
The Asian Indian diaspora followed three waves of immigration to the United States: The first wave occurred in the first decade of the twentieth century...
Asian immigrants Published: June 16, 2011
Through almost an entire century after the first wave of Chinese immigrants to California laid a strong foundation of Asian immigration during the 1850’s...
Asian American literature Published: June 16, 2011
Through their writing, Asian American authors have portrayed the Asian immigrant experience as seen by themselves rather than through the eyes of American mainstream press and literature.
Asian American Legal Defense Fund Published: June 9, 2011
Prior to the establishment of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), no reliable sources of assistance were available for special legal issues faced by the Asian American community in the eastern United States.
Asakura v. City of Seattle Published: June 9, 2011
The Asakura ruling provided a relatively liberal interpretation of treaties with foreign countries that guarantee the civil rights of their citizens residing in the United States.
Art Published: June 9, 2011
American art forms, like American music and literature, has been immeasurably enriched by the contributions of artists from every land coming to the United States to add their unique ideas and styles to the artistic tapestry.
Arkansas Published: June 8, 2011
Arkansas has experienced less foreign immigration than many other states.
Arizona Published: June 8, 2011
Arizona has always been an important destination for Mexican immigrants to the United States.
Argentine immigrants Published: June 8, 2011
Reflecting significant Italian as well as Spanish influence, Argentines constitute a small immigration population of mostly easily assimilated professionals, scientists, artists, and craftsmen...
Arab immigrants Published: June 6, 2011
Christian and Muslim Arab immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa, initially drawn to the United States by economic opportunities...
Anti-Semitism Published: June 6, 2011
Except for isolated instances, most notably the lynching of Leo Frank in Georgia in 1915...
Mary Antin Published: June 6, 2011
One of the most prominent voices of the early twentieth century wave of immigration to the United States...
Anti-Japanese movement Published: June 2, 2011
Japanese immigrants began arriving in small numbers during the 1890’s...
Anti-Filipino violence Published: June 2, 2011
Although Filipinos have been generally less well known in the United States than immigrants from other parts of Asia...
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