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Jews in America
30 Sep 2017
Jews establish a community in New Amsterdam
Savannah's organized community becomes permanent
Charleston has an organized Jewish community
The Northwest Territory Act offers Jews equality in all future territories and states
Dr. Levi Myers of SC is the first Jew in a state legislature
The Charleston Jewry organizes the first Reform Jewish religious group in the US: the Reformed Society of Israelites.
Leo Frank is lynched in Marietta, Georgia
The Immigration Act of 1921
The Immigration Act of 1924. Closes America to East European Jews and others. This legislation is partially motivated by pseudo-scientific racial concepts.
German Jewish refugees move to America
Israel declares Independence and is supported by the US
Civil Rights Acts of 1964
Russian pogroms cause many East European Jews to immigrate
Jewish cemeteries vandalized in Boston
Large amount of German Jews immigrate to the US
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