In a few words, can you describe why the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed?
The Chinese Exclusion Act was a law passed in 1882 that prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers. The law was in effect for over 60 years, and it was not repealed until 1943. The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first law to limit immigration to the US based on race.
The Chinese Exclusion Act
The Chinese Exclusion Act was the only U.S. law that specifically prohibited immigration and naturalization on the basis of race or nationality. The Chinese Exclusion Act was in effect for more than 60 years until it was finally repealed in 1943. The Act also prohibited Chinese already in the U.S. from becoming citizens and from owning real estate outside of certain designated areas.
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What were the effects of the Chinese Exclusion Act on the Chinese-American community in Washington state?
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How does the Chinese Exclusion Act help to explain the history of immigration and racial discrimination in the United States?
What can we learn from the Chinese Exclusion Act to inform our understanding of contemporary issues and events?
In what year was the Chinese Exclusion Act signed into law?
What was the purpose of the Chinese Exclusion Act?
- To provide citizenship to all Chinese immigrants
- To encourage Chinese immigration to the United States
- To restrict Chinese immigration to the United States
What was unique about the Chinese Exclusion Act in terms of US immigration policy at that time?
- .It allowed unlimited number of immigrants from China
- It was first law that excluded a specific ethnic group from entering U.S
- It provided free citizenship for all chinese people
The Chinese Exclusion Act remained in effect until which year?
Which U.S. president signed a repeal of the act into law?
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
- Harry S. Truman
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Work together in pairs: What were the effects of the Chinese Exclusion Act on Chinese immigrants in the United States?