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(1907) Gentlemen's Agreement: The United States and Japan form a “Gentleman’s Agreement” in which Japan ends the issuance of passports to laborers and the U.S. agrees not to prohibit Japanese immigration.
(1900) Organic Act of 1900: Grants US Citizenship to Every Person Born in Hawaii before Its 1898 Annexation, Including People of Japanese and Chinese Ancestry.
(1907) Expatriation Act: U.S. women who married non-citizens were no longer Americans. If their husband later became a naturalized citizen, they could go through the naturalization process to regain citizenship.
(1917) Immigration Act of 1917: A new piece of immigration legislation that expanded the list of reasons why individuals could be excluded from entry to the United States, a literacy test was added, and what became known as the Asiatic Barred Zone was created.
(1922) Ozawa v. US Supreme Court: Declares Japanese Ineligible for Citizenship.
(1923) United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind: US Supreme Court Decides that Asian Indians don't qualify for naturalization because they're not considered "white"
(1924) Johnson-Reed Immigration Act: This limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota. The quota provided immigration visas to two percent of the total number of people of each nationality in the United States as of the 1890 national census.
(1924) Indian Citizenship Act: The government stated that all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the country were allotted citizenship. Before the Civil War, citizenship was often limited to Native Americans of one-half or less Indian blood.
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