The Chinese Exclusion Act
Season 30 Episode 7 | 1h 51m 54s
The 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens.
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The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act remained in force for more than 60 years.
Get an inside look at the making of The Chinese Exclusion Act, premiering May 29 at 8/7c.
In 1882, President Chester A. Arthur signed into law the Chinese Exclusion Act.
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