Friday, October 22, 2010
I have learned a lot about the Chinese Exclusion from 1882-1906, and it really attracts my attention because it has many details which we can clearly see the relationship between the United States and China. In 1882, our president decided to establish the Chinese Exclusion for 20 years originally, but he afraid it would affected the relationship between these big countries economically. This is the main reason he changed it from 20 years to 10 years. The U.S. government tried to isolate Chinese immigrant because they believe Chinese couldn't band into the society since they have different cultural background. Therefore, they even declared the citizenship either ABC (American borned Chinese), and mixed Chinese. Within 24 years, the law had been changed again and again, and the situation had improved after 1906.