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Chinese experience presentation

  1. 1. The Chinese Experience
  2. 3. The New Immigrants <ul><li>Between 1880-1924, 27 million immigrants arrive in the US. </li></ul><ul><li>The population of the US doubles during this time </li></ul><ul><li>Called the “New” immigrants because they are coming from different parts of the world and have different religions than previous immigrants. </li></ul><ul><li>Is a shift from family centered immigration to individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>More come seeking labor jobs rather than land. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Push and Pull Factors <ul><li>Industrialization and Urbanization </li></ul><ul><li>The US is industrializing faster than the rest of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of religion, speech, and politics </li></ul>
  4. 5. Chinese Immigrants <ul><li>Tended to come to the west from the Pacific. </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly single men </li></ul><ul><li>Practiced chain immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Drawn to the gold rush in California (1849) </li></ul><ul><li>Most migrated to towns such as San Francisco and Denver </li></ul><ul><li>Only about 300,000 immigrants between 1880-1930 </li></ul>Click to do the activity
  5. 6. Anti Chinese Sentiment <ul><li>Pushed out of mining camps </li></ul><ul><li>Denied citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>1870 Naturalization Act </li></ul><ul><li>Children could become citizens by being born here </li></ul><ul><li>California Workingman’s Party </li></ul>
  6. 7. Click the picture to see more political cartoons
  7. 8. Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 <ul><li>“ in the opinion of the Government of the United States the coming of Chinese laborers to this country endangers the good order of certain localities within the territory . . . Therefore, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the expiration of ninety days next after the passage of this act, and until the expiration of ten years next after the passage of this act, the coming of Chinese laborers to the United States be, and the same is hereby, suspended; and during such suspension it shall not be lawful for any Chinese laborer to come, or, having so come after the expiration of said ninety days, to remain within the United States.” The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 </li></ul><ul><li>Bared Chinese from entering the US for 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Declared the Chinese ineligible for citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Allowed those already here to stay but disallowed all new immigrants </li></ul>Use your knowledge
  8. 9. Think-Pair-Share <ul><li>What effects did the Chinese Exclusion Act have on the people it targeted? How has it influenced Chinese Americans today? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this topic compare to today? What is the role of the federal government in regards to immigration? What issues are the same as they were in the 1880’s and what issues have changed? </li></ul>
  9. 10. TAKE THE QUIZ! <ul><li>Click on the picture to take a quiz on the Chinese experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to watch the videos provided to learn even more about this topic. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Eyewitness Account Activity <ul><li>Click here to read stories from people that experienced the Chinese American experience first hand </li></ul><ul><li>Your Job: Read 3 eyewitness accounts of your choice from the website and write a 2-3 page essay comparing their experiences to each other and to those of immigrants today. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to include evidence from the readings to support your statements. </li></ul><ul><li>The writing rubric provided in the course syllabus will be used in grading this assignment. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Political Cartoons <ul><li>Click on the thumbnails below to view full size. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the following in a few sentences on a sheet of paper: </li></ul><ul><li>Who do the figures in these cartoons represent? </li></ul><ul><li>What message is this cartoon trying to convey? </li></ul>