Chinese Immigrants Exclusion

Read “James D. Phelan, ‘Why the Chinese Should Be Excluded’ (1901)” and using a minimum of 200 words (not including quotations) respond to the following questions. Make sure to reference specific passages from the document and/or textbook to support your discussion: According to the Mayor of San Francisco, what was the state of affairs in California prior to the exclusion of immigrants from China?  How does the Mayor justify extending the exclusion of immigrants from China? How does the Mayor characterize “the Chinese?”  Why do you suppose the original Exclusion Act had a ten-year limit?  Does the language in this document resonate with contemporary attitudes toward immigrants? Why or why not?

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