Industrial Workers of the World Published: September 11, 2012

The Industrial Workers of the World was the first large labor union in the United States to organize as an industrial union instead of according to craft.

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 Published: February 14, 2012

This federal law upheld the national origins quota system established by the Immigration Act of 1924, which gave preference to individuals of northern and western European lineage.

Immigration Act of 1917 Published: February 14, 2012

Immigration Act of 1917The Immigration Act of 1917 was the first federal law to impose a general restriction on immigration in the form of a literacy test.

Immigration Act of 1903 Published: January 30, 2012

The Immigration Act of 1903 expanded the federal government’s power to regulate immigration.

Emma Goldman Published: December 19, 2011

Emma GoldmanA forceful voice for the nascent anarchist movement in the United States, Goldman founded the magazine Mother Earth and crisscrossed the United States lecturing about anarchy and supporting anarchists, immigrant and labor groups, women, and others oppressed by the government and institutionalized capitalism.

European revolutions of 1848 Published: November 14, 2011

Europe’s revolutions of 1848 did not fulfill their goals for most participants and, as a result, many participants and supporters felt that the future in their European homelands was particularly bleak.

Deportation Published: October 3, 2011

Deportation power gives the federal government a tool to remove immigrants who enter the United States in violation of immigration law or violate standards of behavior, as outlined in immigration law, after lawful entry into the country.