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					 Angel Island and
Chinese Immigration
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
    Chinese immigration?


   “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
    whites.”
         -- 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
    characteristics
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    religion, and history
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
 yesterday’s notes)
Angel Island (San Francisco Bay):
   Chinese immigrants
   Came for mining and
    railroad jobs
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
   Prohibits Chinese
    laborers from
    immigrating
   Chinese could not
    become citizens
   First time immigration
    restricted based on
    race
What do you
see?
   What is the
    message of this
    poster?
Exit Card
   Your Name
   2 things you learned
    today
   1 thing you still have a
    question about
Mexican Immigration
   Jobs in California,
    Arizona, and New
    Mexico
Assimilation?
 Assimilation: The
 absorption of people into the
 dominant culture; also called
 Americanization


 What were
 Americanization
 programs?
     In the early 1900's,
     "Americanization" referred
     to the movement where
     immigrants were
     developed into Americans.
Use textbook to answer questions
(pages 195-198):
     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
      it passed?
     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.
      (push/pull factors)?
     7. What types of racism did they face?

				
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