Angel Island and
11.2.2 Describe the changing landscape,
including the growth of cities linked by
industry and trade, and the development
of cities divided according to race,
ethnicity, and class.
HOT ROC- 9/23/08
1. What does this quote tell you about
“When we first came, we went to the
administration building for the
physical examination. The doctor
told us to take off everything. Really
though, it was humiliating. The
Chinese never expose themselves
like that. They checked you and
checked you. We never got used to
that kind of thing—and in front of
-- Mr. Lee, quote in Him Mark Lai et al, Island: Poetry and
History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1980
U.S. Immigration: 1820-1995
New vocab words:
Race: A socially defined
population based on visible,
genetically transmitted physical
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19th Century views on race:
Belief that the white races
had to civilize the “colored
races” of the world
Compare and Contrast:
European Immigration Asian Immigration
Work with partner
Pages: 195-197 (review
Angel Island (San Francisco Bay):
Came for mining and
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
Chinese could not
First time immigration
restricted based on
What do you
What is the
message of this
2 things you learned
1 thing you still have a
Jobs in California,
Arizona, and New
absorption of people into the
dominant culture; also called
In the early 1900's,
to the movement where
developed into Americans.
Use textbook to answer questions
1. Why did the Chinese first come to the U.S.
(push/pull factors)? Where did they go?
2. What was the Chinese Exclusion Act? Why was
3. What was Angel Island? When was it built?
4. How was it similar or different from Ellis Island?
5. What other Asian groups immigrated to the U.S.?
6. Why did Mexicans immigrate to the U.S.
7. What types of racism did they face?