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1. When did the Chinese begin to emigrate to the United States in large numbers? What drew them here?

2. Name three reasons why the Chinese population fell drastically by 1920.

3. Why were the first Chinese immigrants well received by the Americans?

4. Why did American attitudes towards the Chinese change in the mid 1800’s?

5. What are “Chinatowns” and how did they get started?

6. Approximately 1/3 of the men who came to find gold in California were Southern whites. How did they treat the Chinese?

7. Why was there resentment towards the Chinese and what name was applied to them?

8. In the 1860’s, the Chinese took jobs that no one else wanted or that were considered “dirty.” Name four of them.

9. Which two groups, who felt they could not compete with the Chinese, committed acts of violence against them in the 1860’s and 1870’s?

10. Name two laws that restricted immigration of the Chinese to the US?

11. List two aspects of the Naturalization Act of 1870 that affected the status of the Chinese.

12. What was the purpose of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882?

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13. There was one group of Chinese that the US could not keep out. Who were they?

14. Explain the terms “paper sons” and “paper daughters.”

15. What was “Angel Island?”

16. When did Angel Island stop functioning as a detention center for immigrants?

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17. Who repealed the Chinese Exclusion Acts and when did this happen?

18. Further immigration law changes offered what benefit for the Chinese?

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19. During the 1950’s. thousands of Chinese came from what country to study at American universities?

20. In order to stay in the United States, the Chinese had two options. What were they?

21. When were the immigration laws for the Chinese changed to mirror those of other immigrants?

22. What annual quota was established for the Chinese to receive US citizenship? (Previously, it had been 150.)

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23. According to a 1990 census, how many Chinese-born people were living in America?

24. What terms do China-born residents use to refer to American-born Chinese?
What does the term mean?