Chinese Exclusion Act 1882

The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed in 1882 and banned all immigration from China for 10 years. It was renewed for 10 more years in the 1892 Geary Act and in 1902 it was made permanent. The ban on Chinese immigration remained in place until 1943 when the Magnuson Act allowed 105 Chinese nationals to emigrate to the United States per year.

Below are several primary sources regarding the debate leading up to the Chinese Exclusion Act and the Chinese Exclusion Act itself.

Primary Sources

Secondary sources

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