The Anti-Chinese Movement

Events

1851

1851

46 CHINESE IMMIGRATED TO U.S.

FOR THE NEXT 30 YRS

1851 - 1881

MORE THAN 200,000 CAME INTO THIS COUNTRY LURED BY GOLD AND JOBS

1854

1854

SO MANY CHINESE WANTED TO EMIGRATE, SHIPS HAD TROUBLE HANDLING VOLUME

1860-1869

1860 - 1869

RAILROAD WORK PROVIDED GREATEST DEMAND FOR CHINESE LABOR

1869

1869

UNION PACIFIC AND CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROADS WERE JOINED AT PROMONTORY SUMMIT, UTAH

1882

1882 - 1892

CONGRESS ENACTED CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT, OUTLAWED CHINESE IMMIGRATION FOR 10 YEARS

1884

1884 - 1894

CHINESE LABORERS COULD NOT ENTER U.S. FROM ANY FOREIGN PLACE, BAN ALSO LASTED 10 YEARS.

1886

1886

STATUE OF LIBERTY DEDICATED, POEM OF EMMA LAZARUS INSCRIBED ON BASE

1892

1892 - 1902

CONGRESS EXTENDED EXCLUSION ACT FOR ANOTHER 10 YEARS ADDES CHINESE LABORERS HAD TO OBTAIN CERTIFICATIONS OF RESIDENCE WITHIN A YEAR OR FACE DEPORTATION

1994

1994

CHINESE IMMIGRATING MATCHED EUROPEANS AT THAT TIME, DIFFICULT TO FIND EXPLANATION OTHER THAN RACISM FOR FEARS

1998

1998

FEAR OF 'YELLOW PERIL" OVERWHELMED ANY DESIRE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ASIANS AND CUSTOMS

2009

2009

JUDY CHU BORN OF CHINESE IMMIGRANTS WAS FIRST ELECTED TO CONGRESS

2012

2012

CONGRESS PASSED RESOLUTION UNANIMOUSLY, FOURTH OFFICIAL APOLOGY IN LAST 25 YEARS