History 110- Comparative Analysis 2- Walker

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Asing and Jackson: A Comparative Analysis December 4, 2015 BRANDON WALKER HISTORY 110 WSU VANCOUVER
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Asing and Jackson: A Comparative Analysis The two articles by Norman Asing and Andrew Jackson offer completely different perspectives on discriminatory and unconstitutional acts. Jackson’s article, “State of the Union” in 1830, provides support of a policy of the Indian Removal Act. His actions of ignoring the ruling of the Supreme Court caused a lot of conflict and was also very well known. Asing’s article, “We Are Not the Degraded Race” in 1852, was in response to the actions of the Governor of California, John Bigler, who believed in “immigration restriction, which cited Chinese immigrants’ inability to assimilate as European immigrants had.” While these two articles include completely different arguments and opinions, they are so closely related and comparable. Bigler and Jackson shared common ideas in the way they wanted to handle non-white Americans. Norman Asing certainly did not agree with these principles and had strong opinions in the process. The California Gold Rush altered San Francisco from a town of less than 3,000 residents in 1848 into a racially diverse port of 20,000 residents by 1852. 1 In an attempt to exploit anti-Chinese racism for political gain, Governor John Bigler proposed limitations on Chinese immigration in 1852. Norman Asing was a well-known
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