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3/1/12 www2.fiu.edu/agirArdc/4700chAp.5.htm 1/1 www2.fiu.edu/agirArdc/4700chAp.5.htm Chapter 5 of Mclemore and Romo.Immigration Restriction I.Hints that Open Door Will Close: A. Naturalization law 1790: for 1ò centuries, only whites can be citizens via naturalization B. Alien and Sedition Acts 1790: later repealed; state\local govs compete for immigrants C. Native American Party (1845) and Know Nothing Party (1850s): opposed immigration D. Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882: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 Repealed 1943.
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Unformatted text preview: 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 Histor\: U.S. Eugenics Movement succeeds in 3 goals (Eugenics is a pseudo-science c...
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  • Spring '09
  • Alien and Sedition Acts, History of immigration to the United States, United States federal immigration and nationality legislation, Know Nothing

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