Pacific Region

Chinese Exclusion Laws

These lessons support the following California Department of Education History-Social content standards:

CA Department of Education History-Social Science Content Standard 4.4.3:

4.4 Students explain how California became an agricultural and industrial power, tracing the transformation of the California economy and its political and cultural development since the 1850s.

4.4.3. Discuss immigration and migration to California between 1850 and 1900, including the diverse composition of those who came; the countries of origin and their relative locations; and conflicts and accords among the diverse groups (e.g., the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act).

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