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Chinese Exclusion Act
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Separation of people based on racial, ethnic, or other differences
A poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
An immigrant receiving station that opened in 1892, where immigrants were given a medical examination and only allowed in if they were healthy
The immigration station on the west coast where Asian immigrants, mostly Chinese gained admission to the U.S. at San Francisco Bay. Between 1910 and 1940 50k Chinese immigrants entered through Angel Island. Questioning and conditions at Angel Island were much harsher than Ellis Island in New York.
Granddaughter of German Jews; wrote "The New Colossus"; wanted immigrants to come to America; glad to accept them and welcome them into the country
Statue of Liberty
a large statue symbolizing hope and freedom on Liberty Island in New York Harbor
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
law that suspended Chinese immigration into America. The ban was supposed to last 10 years, but it was expanded several times and was essentially in effect until WWII. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first significant law that restricted immigration into the United States of an ethnic working group. Extreme example of nativism of period
Page Act of 1875
the first restrictive federal immigration law and prohibited the entry of immigrants considered "undesirable."
A Danish immigrant, he became a reporter who pointed out the terrible conditions of the tenement houses of the big cities where immigrants lived during the late 1800s. He wrote How The Other Half Lives in 1890.
magazine writers who exposed the political and economic evils of the day
Gentleman's Agreement with Japan
The Gentlemen's Agreement between the United States and Japan in 1907-1908 represented an effort by President Theodore Roosevelt to calm growing tension between the two countries over the immigration of Japanese workers. A treaty with Japan in 1894 had assured free immigration, but as the number of Japanese workers in California increased, they were met with growing hostility.
Melting Pot Theory
Analogy of American Immigration in which the ingredients in the pot (people of different cultures, races and religions) are combined so as to develop a multi-ethnic society.
the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
A policy of favoring native-born individuals over foreign-born ones
A strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one's country
a fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers
Magnuson Act of 1943
The Magnuson Act, also known as the Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943, was an immigration legislation proposed by U.S. Representative Warren G. Magnuson of Washington and signed into law on December 17, 1943 in the United States
This law prevented Chinese citizens from coming to American, but let the ones that were already here stay.
Migration to a new location
a period from 1848 to 1856 when thousands of people came to California in order to search for gold.
Central Pacific Railroad Company
The Central Pacific Railroad was a rail route between California and Utah built eastwards from the West Coast in the 1860s, to complete the western part of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" in North America. It later became part of the Union Pacific Railroad
Chester A. Arthur
signed the Chinese Exclusion Act into law in 1882
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