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Study Guide--Week 21.How did racism become legalized in the United States? Why did racism and racisttheories about Asians become so widely accepted by Americans in the late 19thand early20thcenturies?2.How did the federal government exclude the Asian groups one after another? Why dideach group was treated in its unique ways?3.How were Asian immigrant groups categorized as “Aliens ineligible to citizenship”?What’s the impact of such treatment?4.What were the bases for Asian American community organizations in the 19thand early20thcenturies? Why were affiliations with community organizations most important toimmigrants? What were the most important Asian American community organizations?successful, Why?Terms, Events, and People1.The Burlingame Treatya.1868 – between US and Chinab.Offered China some protection from external influence ininternal mattersc.This treaty reinforced US trade interests with China and ensured a steady flow oflow-cost Chinese immigrant labor for US firms. In the beginning, Americanindustrial leaders initially celebrated the Treaty as a major advancement forAmerican commercial interests.d.Treaty was short-lived, by late 1870s, US industrial leaders could not ignore theincreasing anti-Chinese sentiment in the US.2.The Page Law (1875)a.US Congress approved law stating that any immigration of Chinese, Japanese, orany Asian country to the US must be free and voluntary.b.5 sections to Page sawi.must have consent of origin countryii.no immigration of women for purpose ofprostitutioniii.anyone dealing in present of past to illegally supply“cooli” labor would be jailediv.people with criminal not allowed3.The Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882a.Labor excluded for ten yearsb.Alien ineligible for citizenshipc.If caught brining Chinese, fined $500 per head and prisontimed.Boats coming to Us soil could not have Chinese on them and could not leave themor let them off the boat earlye.All Chinese laborers coming after 1880 were to be deported

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Term
Winter
Professor
CHAN
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Asian American community, Chinese American history, United States federal immigration and nationality legislation, 20th centuries

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