5 - Chapter 5 of Mclemore and Romo.Immigration Restriction...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 5 of Mclemore and Romo.Immigration Restriction I. Hints that Open Door Will Close: A. Naturalization law 1790: for 1½ centuries, only whites can be citizens via naturalization B. Alien and Sedition Acts 1790: later repealed; state\local govs compete for immigrants C. Native American Party (1845) and Know Nothing Party (1850s): opposed immigration D. Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882: only nationality to be barred by name. Repealed 1943. 1. Build transcontinental railroad, 1862-1869: cheap labor seen as threat 2. Workingman’s Party has slogan “The Chinese Must Go” E. 1917 Immigration Act: barred alcoholics, stowaways, vagrants, and insane+literacy test II. Dark Chapter in Immigration History: U.S. Eugenics Movement succeeds in 3 goals (Eugenics is a pseudo-science concerned with improving human stock through selective breeding) A. Restrictions on marriage: by 1914, > ½ states restrict marriage when mental defects B. Sterilization of genetic undesirables: 30 states+Puerto Rico pass laws...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course ANT 3451 taught by Professor Chrisgirard during the Fall '09 term at FIU.

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5 - Chapter 5 of Mclemore and Romo.Immigration Restriction...

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