Sunday, April 16, 2017

Chinese Exclusion Act - Catherine, Rebecca, Michelle, John

Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first law prevent a specific ethnic group immigrating to the United States. 



  • Chinese people immigrated to North America since 1848, large laborers rushed into California for gold.
  • President Chester A. Arthur signed a United States federal law on May 6, 1882, It is called The Chinese Exclusion Act for prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The act was initially intended to last for 10 years.
  • In 1892 they renewed the Geary Act and made it permanent in 1902.
  • Those exclusion acts was canceled by the Magnuson Act on December 17, 1943.
  • Wong Kim Ark, the first Chinese American fought for his U.S. citizenship at the Supreme Court in 1898.

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Vocabulary

Exclusion
(Noun)- an act of keeping apart and blocking an entrance.
Synonym: rejection, exception, segregation
Sentence: Ana was the result of the exclusion in their team last year.

Moratorium
(Noun)- an authorized period of delay.
Synonym: suspensionhalt
Sentence: The court will announce a moratorium later because of the weather.

Proscribe
(Verb)- outlaw or prohibited by law.
Synonym: forbid, disallow, ban
Sentence: In some countries practicing abortion is proscribed.

Nationalization
(Noun)- The transfer of a major branch of industry and ownership or control.
Synonym: communication
Sentence: The President had passed a law regarding the nationalization of certain companies.  

Siege
(Noun)- Prolonged period of misfortune
Synonym: blockade, assault
Sentence: The Wilson’s had been suffering in siege for a year.

Posterity
(Noun)- descendants of a person or future generation of people.
Synonym: future generations, progeny, heirs
Sentence: My grandmother made a book with all of our names for posterity.

Compensate
(Verb)- make up for something
Synonym: pay, reimburse
Sentence: Cathy needs to compensate with her husband because she forgot their anniversary. 

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