Immigration into the United States
As of the sixteenth and seventeenth century the African Americans has been immigrated to the United States. Long before they migrated to the United States, the ancient Africans migrated to Europe and the Middle-East. Africans was the first to immigration. The American immigration was and still is a success story.
Fifty thousand Africans were taken as slaves. They were illegally imported from Africa and elsewhere in the New World in 1807. In 1820 Privileges and immunities protected the right of northern free black to enter Missouri as citizens. After the Civil War and the post-war, the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments ended slavery and made African Americans citizens, and the right to vote. In 1870 Africans were eligible for naturalization, but the eligibility to vote and equal citizenship was a hurdle. The Africans who were brought to the United States represented almost a third of all the blacks in the Western Hemisphere. To become a citizen the Immigration Service relies on history and civic questions. Example: The structure of the Federal Government, the cause of the Civil War, the contents of the Bill of Rights, and the name of the building where the President lives. (Wickliffe, 1999. Immigration and American life on African Americans, Yale)
In 1980 the refugee Act was in effect, and in 1986 the Immigration Reform Act took place. The status of citizenship introduces a new set of culture, freedom, liberty, dreams, and opportunities. To Africans the dreams came to reality in literature, politics, and sports and most recently in the American Military. Take General Colin Powell; in 1989 he became the first black Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
African Americans originated from Africa, the Caribbean, and Mexico. They entered the United States as slaves for wealthy White men, from the Europeans. (The journeys they took did not originate from the East with the 1619 arrival of Africans in Jamestown, Virginia, as is...