Document for Today, May 6th:
Chinese Exlusion Act
Approved May 6, 1882, The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first significant law restricting immigration into the United States. It provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration. For the first time, Federal law proscribed entry of an ethnic working group on the premise that it endangered the good order of certain localities.
Read more at Our Documents...
Share, comment and suggest new documents at the Today's Document Tumblr Blog