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Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which halted immigration from China for 10 years and barred the Chinese from U.S. citizenship, was the first legislation in U.S. history to restrict immigration by race or nationality. The act exempted travelers, teachers, students, ...

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