The Chinese Exclusion Act The Gentlemen Agreement And The National Origins Act Were Reactions



-April 12, 2021-

The Chinese Exclusion Act The Gentlemen Agreement And The National Origins Act Were Reactions

Mike Burroughs

The Act followed the Angell Treaty of 1880, a series of revisions to the Burlingame Treaty between the United States and China of 1868, which allowed the United States to suspend Chinese immigration. The law was originally intended to last 10 years, but was renewed and strengthened in 1892 with the Geary Act and made permanent in 1902. These laws have attempted to stop all Chinese immigration to the United States for ten years, except for diplomats, teachers, students, merchants and travelers. The laws have been largely circumvented. [1] The recruitment of foreign students to American colleges and universities has been an important element in the expansion of American influence. International education programs have allowed students to learn examples from elite universities and bring their newly discovered skills back to their home countries. This is why, in the past, international education has been seen as a vehicle to improve diplomatic relations and promote trade. However, the U.S. Exclusion Act forced Chinese students to enter the country to prove that they were not trying to circumvent the rules. [42] The laws and regulations that flow from the law have created less than ideal situations for Chinese students, which has led to criticism of American society. [42] Policy and attitude toward Chinese Americans in the United States has acted against foreign policy interests by limiting the ability of the United States to participate in international educational initiatives. [43] Despite their status as American citizens, selective service files were collected on Japanese men during World War II.

As the recording obtained in these three documents shows, the questions posed by potential recruits give a huge amount of immigration, family and personal data, ranging from schools to preferred leisure and magazines. The American Christian George F. Pentecost opposed Western imperialism in China and said: "Personally, I am convinced that it would be a good thing for America if the embargo on Chinese immigration were lifted. I think the annual reception of 100,000 people in this country would be a good thing for the country. And if the same thing were done in the Philippines, these islands would be a veritable Garden of Eden in 25 years. I think the presence of Chinese workers in this country would do a lot to solve our labour problems. There is no comparison between Chinese, even the cool class, and the man who comes from southeastern Europe, Russia or southern Italy. The Chinese are good workers. That`s why the workers hate them. I also think that emigration to America would help the Chinese. At least he would come into contact with real Christians in America. The Chinese live in misery because they are poor.

If he had a little prosperity, his misery would stop. [31] Immigration to the United States began to recover after the end of the First World War.


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