12-4 Gilded Age Constitutionalism

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Gilded Age Constitutionalism: Exclusions and Economics Remember - Reconsturution opened racial and gender rifts - Reconstruction legislation had broad possibilities in theory - Narrow application in practice - Reconstruction amendments were “sleeping giants” - In re Ah Yup (1878) (Fed. Circuit Ct. Case) - Ah Yup contended that the term “white persons” was vague and indeterminate. - COURT RULLED - The words “white person” had a well settled meaning in both common speech and scientific literature - Seldom used in a sense so comprehensive as to include individuals of the “Mongolian” Race Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) - Excluded Chinese “skilled and unskilled laborers” from entering the US o Basically stops everyone - First law to deny entry to US on the basis of race/ethnicity. - Excluded all Chinese from US Citizenship US v. Wong Kim Ark (1898) - Born in the U.S> - Visited China - Tried to return to the U.S. and was detained - -------------------------------------------------------- - Issue – Whether a child born of Chinese subjects permanently
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