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Asian American Voyages: The Chinese I. Expansionism and Industrialism A. The Indian Removal Act of 183 II. Chinese Migration and Movement A. Motives and means B. Filial Piety i. Male dominance in family and governance C. Transcontinental Railroad III. United States Governace and Law A. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 B. The formation of “Chinatowns” Keywords: Indian Removal Act of 1830, Filial Piety, The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 Post Civil War America had industrialization, control of labor (slaves). Since slaves are “freed,” there needs to be new labor pull to work the industries and farms. Placement of Asian American or non African laborers began with the displacement of Native Americans beginning with the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The act was signed by President Andrew Jackson. It was US Legislation that aimed to remove Native Americans west of the Mississippi river and relocate them in Oklahoma. Some of the tribes that were displaced were Seminole, Cherokee, Comanche, and the Sioux. Numerous conflicts with land and resources was the justifications for taking over Native American lands. US Army and US Calvary played role for US expansion. Former slaves and other Native tribes also assisted the government in relocating Native Americans to Oklahoma. Take over mexico, new mexico, texas, California. The significance of Act: 1 in a many laws that dehumanized and displaced native American people. 2 provided justification for US companies can build transcontinental railroad and other infrastructure on Native American lands. 3 bridge eastcoast and westcoast. 4 up to 70k NA’s had to give up their homes and relocate in OK. Indiginous people’s displacement precedes Asian migration. Later legal challenges API’s are not unique but rather reflective on other political and social issues. Chinese Migration. The Chinese were the first LARGE asian group to immigrate to the US Burlingame Treaty of 1868 allowed China to open up trade opportunity and Chinese to immigrate to America. Later amended in 1880 to regulate Chinese immigration but did
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not do anything to permanent migration. (America was welcoming of Chinese people to
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2009 for the course ASIAN AM 121030200 taught by Professor Camacho during the Winter '09 term at UCLA.

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