It excluded skilled and unskilled Chinese and ones already working where threatened with deportation and imprisonment. The Chinese Exclusion Act was finally repealed in 1943 during World War II.

In History. Apr 29, 1846 . Chinese Immigration and Exclusion .

Building on the 1875 Page Act , which banned Chinese women from immigrating to the United States, the Chinese Exclusion Act was the first law implemented to prevent all members of a specific ethnic or national group from immigrating.

Between the end of the Civil War and 1882, about 300,000 Chinese immigrants had entered the United States.

Chinese Exclusionary Act This was a law signed by Chester A. Arthur to suspend immigration from China.

APUSH Period 6. Extreme example of nativism of period law that suspended Chinese immigration into America. This was also the first major act of Congress to restrict immigration on the basis of race and nationality. They came from both Southern and Eastern Europe, and also from the Middle East. May 8, 1882. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first significant law that restricted immigration into the United States of an ethnic working group. The Chinese Exclusion Act banned Chinese immigration into the United States for 10 years and barred Chinese that were already in the country from becoming citizens. The Potato Famine was caused by a disease that killed crops. CHinese Exclusion Act (1882) Prohibited ALL immigration of Chinese laborers to the United States. The ban was supposed to last 10 years, but it was expanded several times and was essentially in effect until WWII. APUSH Immigration Timeline Timeline created by cat.olive. The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. a new wave of immigrants, from eastern and southern Europe, frightened Americans because of the emigrant's customs, different faiths, illiteracy, and poverty.They were a new group of immigrants coming into the United States that consisted of Italians, Slavs, Greeks, Jews, and Armenians. Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) Prohibited further immigration of Chinese laborers to the U.S. in order to reduce competition for mining gold. Anti-Chinese sentiment had been running high in California since the 1850s, and in 1882 the United States Congress passed the first piece of immigration restriction, of any kind, in the history of the nation. More than one and a half million people came from Ireland to America because of the Famine. The Irish Potato Famine Immigration The Potato Famine drove many people of Ireland to America. Many Chinese were beaten relentlessly just because of their race. The act was renewed in 1892 and later made permanent in 1902. APUSH Group 3: Immigration Timeline created by katiebabyox. Was the first law designed to prevent a specific ethnic group from immigrating to the U.S. Chinese laborers forced to choose: stay in U.S. with no prospects of reuniting with family or return to China .

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