Lecture 19 - o Churches grew to serve more social functions...

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Lecture 19 The Japanese in the U.S (Continue) - Kenjinkai o Professional organization o People from same pre-vector grouped into same organizations to support one another o Forms of affiliation based on geography gain special significance in foreign countries - The Japanese Association of America o One of the largest Japanese organizations o 1908, Japanese consul- general proposed the formation of this organization to counteract the anti-Japanese sentiments o Attempt to charge public opinion of Japanese through media campaign o Able to issue certificates of residency required for Gentleman’s Agreements (Form of social control) - Trade Associations o Small business owners involved in import/exports join to form Arts Goods association to establish ground rules for trade o Japanese Chamber of Commerce (1915) arose as an umbrella committee for these businesses o CA agricultural market
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Unformatted text preview: o Churches grew to serve more social functions than just a place of worship Became an important place for youth groups -Japanese quickly adopted Western style o Hoped that rapid assimilation would prevent them from receiving same Chinese treatment Unfortunately, Japanese were still discriminated against o Leaders, including Woodrow Wilson, argued against Japanese assimilability -Japanese students in U.S were held back due to poor English Skills o Results in older Japanese girls next to young white girls <Goals of the Anti – Japanese Movement> 1. Cancellation of the Gentleman’s Agreement. More rigorous exclusion of Japanese immigrants 2. Exclusion of “Picture brides” 3. Maintaining the bar against naturalization 4. Amending the Constitution to deny citizenship to American – born Asians a. All but 1 (last goal) were passed...
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