Chinese Exclusion Act Research Paper

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The Chinese Exclusion Act (CEA) was passed in 1882. The CEA was an act passed to keep all Chinese immigrants out of America. This act continued to detain the Chinese out of America for the next 60 years. But why was it passed is the question? I believe the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed because of the continual rumors going around about the Chinese. Rumors about how the Chinese were barbaric and heathenish. Or about how they got paid more for less work or getting the jobs that white Americans wanted/needed. How about the fact that they were different from the other immigrants because of their religion or schooling methods? However, if the Chinese were barbaric and heathenish, why didn’t they pass the CEA earlier? Heathenish? Barbaric? If

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