Pacific Asia and U.S. in the Gilded Age

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Japanese delegation came to US to strengthen diplomatic and trade relations

1860

Six Chinese associations form a loose federation in San Franscisco

1862

California imposes a "police tax" on every Chinese

1862

Philip Jaisohn is the first Korean to become an American citizen

1864

Central Pacific Railroad Company recruits Chinese workers

1865

U.S. and China sign the Burlingame-Seward Treaty

1868

Chinese railroad workers in TX sue company for failing to pay wages

1870

Cali's Civil Procedure Code drops law barring Chinese court testimonies

1872

U.S. and Hawaii sign Reciprocity Treaty

1876

Sugar planters imported Japanese and Chinese workers to Hawaii

1876 - 1880

Anti-Chinese violence in California and other states in the U.S.

1877

California's 2nd constitution prevents companies from employing Chinese

1879

Treaty signed for the U.S. to limit but not prohibit Chinese immigration

1880

Law in California prohibits marriage between whites and mixed race people

1880

Korea and the U.S. enter into their first treaty

1882

U.S. Treaty w/ Choson Kingdom (Korea) established trade relations

1882

Chinese Exclusion Act

1882

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association established in NY

1883

U.S. Chinese Society established in Honolulu

1884

U.S. Presbyterian missionaries arrive in Korea

1884

U.S. Consulate established in Saigon

1884

1885 First group of Japanese contract laborers arrive in Hawaii

1885

Trade representative office established in Vietnam

1885

The McKinley Tariff is established

1890

the Japanese Shoemakers' League forms in San Francisco

1893

Republic of Hawaii established w/ aid of U.S. Marines

1893

Attempts are made to expel Chinese from towns in Southern California

1893

Philippine Revolution

1896 - 1898

U.S. Navy takes control of Guam

1898

U.S. begins colonial administration in the Philippines

1898

Philippine Islands became a protectorate of the U.S. under Treaty of Paris

1898

Commodore George Dewey led group of U.S. battleships to Hong Kong and Manila Bay

1898

U.S. annexation of Hawaii

July 7, 1898

Schurman Commission established by McKinley in the Philippines

1899

U.S. tries to protect the Americans in Peking during Boxer Rebellion

1899

U.S. annexation of Eastern Samoa

1899

U.S. annexation of the Philippines

1899

Philippine War of Independence

1899

Organic Act makes all U.S. laws applicable to Hawaii

1900

1900 U.S. establishes commonwealth in Philippines

1900

Taft Commission established by Taft in the Philippines

1900

Australia becomes a federation of colonies, similar to the U.S federal system

1900