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  • Chinese Exclusion Act 1882
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    Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed in 1882. The Chinese Exclusion Act was not passed because of fear of increasing population the United States. It was passed because of racism. It was also passed because Americans were scared of losing their jobs. Chinese were sought for jobs in mines and railroads. Racial tensions increased as more and more Chinese emigrated, occupied jobs, and created competition for jobs. The Chinese came to America in search of opportunities. Ot...
  • Chinese Exclusion Act And The Gentleman's Agreement
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    There were a very large number of local, state, and federal laws that were specifically aimed at disrupting the flow of Chinese and Japanese immigrants to the United States. Two of the major laws were the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act and the 1907-1908 Gentleman's Agreement. Although the laws had some differences, they were quite similar and had similar impacts on the immigrant population. The 1882, Congress enacted the Chinese Exclusion Act, which outlawed Chinese immigration. It also explicitly d...
  • Chinese Exclusion Act Of 1882
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    (TITLE) Chinese Immigration into the United States: From Railroad Worker to Businessman Table of Contents Body... pages 3-7 Important Laws and Decisions... pages 8-10 References... page 11 Immigration into the United States by persons from foreign nations is not as it used to be. The immigration system which exists today has evolved from many regulations, restrictions and quotas. The Chinese people came from their country in the mid 1860's mostly as rail workers. Today most come as businessmen a...
  • Chinese And The Eastern European Jews
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    Chinese Exclusion Act Be it enacted, That from and after the expiration of ninety days next after the passage of this act, and until the expiration of ten years next after the passage of this act, the coming of Chinese laborers to the United States be, Suspended; and During such suspension it shall not be lawful for any Chinese Laborer to come, or, having so come after the expiration of Said ninety days, to remain within the United States. (Chinese Exclusion Act, The, 257) The Chinese exclusion ...
  • Immigration Of Chinese Laborers For Ten Years
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    IMMIGRATION For many, immigration to the United States during the late 19th to early 20th century would be a new beginning to a prosperous life. However there were many acts and laws past to limit the influx of immigrants, do to prejudice, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act. Later on into the 20th century there would be laws repealing the older immigration laws and acts making it possible for many more foreigners to immigrate to the United States. Even with the new acts and laws that banned the o...

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