The many Chinese who immigrated to America in the 19th century faced intense prejudice including specific laws written to deter their success, racism, and the destruction of their neighborhoods. This lesson includes primary sources, political cartoons, a vocabulary activity, and an answer key. Students will leave this lesson shocked at the legislation, quotes from established figures, and actions against the Chinese at this time.
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