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1917

October 20, 2015 - 10:37 -- astrickhouser
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Congress enacts a literacy requirement for immigrants by overriding President Woodrow Wilson's veto. The law requires immigrants to be able to read 40 words in some language and bans immigrants from Asia, except for Japan and the Phillipines.

The Jones-Shafroth Act grants U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans.

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Sunday, December 31, 1916 - 19:00