Chinese Exclusion Act May 6, 1882
The Chinese Exclusion Act was a Untied States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur.It was one of the most significant restrictions on free immigration in US history, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese labors. I am not proud of this act because I think that everyone should have the chance to make something of themselves but not only that, but if they have a family be able to support them.My evidence is a political cartoon that shows us physically kicking them out back to china.
Immigrants working in factories
Immigrants traveled to America with the hope of religious freedom, democracy, and equality. At this time industries began to flourish in the late 1800s into the 1920s. Business owners needed reliable laborers who were willing to work 10 to 12 hours a day. I have no problem with this because both sides got what they needed the factories got their workers and the immigrants got the money. Sure i don't agree with the amount of money or working conditions they had to endure, but it's a lot better than not getting a chance at all. My evidence is a black and white picture of immigrants working at a factory.
Angel Island was a place where immigrants went and were waiting in order in get into the United States. Unlike Ellis Island the people here weren't treated as nicely, and the people who got the worst of it were the Chinese. Men and women were housed separately. They were sometimes there for weeks, months, and even years. The immigrants were in so much fear and couldn't hold it in any longer, so they would write messages and poems on the walls. This is a moment I am not proud of because these are people just like we are, they deserve a chance just like everyone else. My evidence is a picture of all the woman who are separated from their families or spouses.