On This Date in Legal History

On May 6, 1882, President Chester A. Arthur approved the Chinese Exclusion Act.

After the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed, Chinese attempting to migrate to America underwent more thorough medical examinations than their European counterparts. Treatable conditions were sometimes used as an excuse to deny entry. (The New York Historical Society Chinese Exclusion Act Exhibit.)

After the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed, Chinese attempting to migrate to America underwent more thorough medical examinations than their European counterparts. Treatable conditions were sometimes used as an excuse to deny entry. (The New York Historical Society Chinese Exclusion Act Exhibit.)

You can view the original document at http://1.usa.gov/1mzgAVr, and learn how this law restricted Chinese immigration by visiting our Pinterest page at https://goo.gl/pEVlSq.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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