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ASAM1 Midterm PreparationPart I. Multiple choice questions: 30 questions, 45%This section of the exam may cover everything from the lectures and readings.Please bring agreen scantron.Multiple choice question sample:Robert Irwin wasA.An American who brought Koreans to Hawaii as contract laborers.B.An American who recruited Japanese laborers for Hawaiian plantation owners.C.An American who had close relations with the Korean royal family.D.An American who forced Japan to open its doors to Western powers.Part II.Short questions: two of the following will be selected, 20%1.Yick Wo v. Hopkins- if a law is race-neutral, but is applied in a way that is racially discriminatory, then said law violates theEqual Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment- In 1880, San Francisco passed an ordinance that made it illegal to operate a laundry business in awooden building without a permit from the city- A vast majority of laundries at the time operated in wooden buildings, and a vast majority of theselaundries were owned and operated by Chinese people- The Chinese owners applied for a permit, but barely any were granted, while most non-Chinese ownerswere given permits- Sang Lee, who owned a laundry business, sued the city after he was imprisoned for failing to pay a $10fine for violating the ordinance- The court unanimously found that the ordinance was discriminatory and voted in Lee’s favor.2.Wong Kim Ark v. United States- The court ruled that all persons born in the United States are citizens of the United States- Wong Kim Ark alleged that he was a citizen of the United States after being born in San Francisco toparents of Chinese descent who were residents, but not citizens, of the United States- Ark attempted to return to the United States after a temporary visit to China and was detained bycustoms for not being a US citizen- Court rules in favor of Ark3. Page Law- first restrictive federal immigration law- prohibited entry of “undesirable” immigrants (forced labor, prostitutes, convicts)- before Chinese women could immigrate to the US, they had to pass a series of interviews andexaminations to make sure that they were legitimate wives visiting their husbands and not prostitutes- led to vast reduction in Chinese female population4. Scott Act (1888)

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Term
Winter
Professor
CHAN
Tags
Chinese American history, United States federal immigration and nationality legislation

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