In Chicago, Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr opened Hull House, a settlement house offering services to the poor, the working-class, and immigrants.
In Clinton, Iowa, the American Protective Association was founded as a secret order to restrict Catholic immigration in the United States.
The Bureau of Immigration was established in the Treasury Department.
Fifteen-year-old Annie Moore of Ireland became the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island.
The Foran Act prohibited contract labor by which employers enticed foreigners willing to work for low wages to come to the United States.
In Tacoma, Washington, the mayor and police department led a riot to drive Chinese from the city.
An anti-Chinese riot in Seattle drove most Chinese from the city.
248,120 immigrants entered the United States.
Oklahoma was opened to white settlers in the territory’s first “land run.” Settlers raced to claim up to 160 acres each of unsettled land.
In Rock Springs, Wyoming, white miners perpetrated a massacre of Chinese workers. Bitter over increasing Chinese immigration and labor, the white miners destroyed Chinese homes, killed twenty-eight men, and drove hundreds of others from the town.