DBQ: The Alien and Sedition Acts "Although the Alien and Sedition Acts, created in 1798, spurred great dispute, they were created under constitutional guidelines. The acts helped to protect the government of the United States from potential threat." Using the documents and your knowledge of the period, evaluate this statement. Document A Source: Thomas Jefferson, Draft of Kentucky Resolutions, 1798. Although Congress passed for bills known as the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798 intending to help protect the government of the united states from potential threats, they did not truly protect Americans from their foreign enemies.
Consequently, Asians were excluded from taking advantage of this viable economic opportunity. It is clear that the Homestead Act is discriminatory in its effect. However, this paper explores whether or not Congress had a discriminatory intent in the passage of this landmark law. Part One of this paper briefly discusses the history of federal naturalization laws that prevented Asians from becoming United States citizens. I.
FINAL Chinese Exclusion Act- The Chinese Exclusion Act was an act that provided an absolute 10 year memorandum on Chinese labor immigration. The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress in 1882. It represents the first time the nation significantly restricted immigration law. Roger Daniel’s argued that The Chinese Exclusion Act was the hinge upon which the legal history of immigration to The United States of America turned. Little notice has been given to how The Chinese Exclusion Act has impacted other minority groups in their efforts to immigrate to the United States.
1821–1830 143,439 immigrants arrive 1831–1840 599,125 immigrants arrive 1840s Crop failures in Germany, social turbulence triggered by the rapid industrialization of European society, political unrest in Europe, and the Irish Potato Famine (1845–1851) lead to a new period of mass immigration to the United States. 1841–1850 1,713,251 immigrants arrive 1848 The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican-American War and extends citizenship to the approximately 80,000 Mexicans living in Texas, California, and the American Southwest. 1848 Gold is discovered in the American River, near Sacramento, California. 1849 The California gold rush spurs immigration from China and extensive internal migration.
Although the European sent a steady supply of ships to trade with China, how did the Chinese respond to Western trade? P.518 They did not like them, and banned the Portuguese. 11. How were the Portuguese, the first Europeans to arrive in East Asia, received by the Chinese? P.518 They were banished.
The road to White Australia: Economics, politics and social control in the anti-Chinese laws of 1877-88 By PHIL GRIFFITHS This draft was originally written in March 2002 for a proposed book on the history of the Chinese community in Australia which was never published. It was my first attempt to theorise the development of the White Australia policy, based on research begun at the Australian National University in 1999. CENTRAL to the Chinese experience in Australia has been racism and political exclusion. The anti-Chinese laws of the late 1870s and 1880s, and the White Australia Policy of 1901, were declarations that Chinese people were a threat to mainstream Australia; that “No nigger, no Chinaman, no lascar, no kanaka, no purveyor
Should Felons Have the Right to Vote ?Before answering the question about the right of felons to vote it seems that it would be unfair to make a judgment without making any clarification of the matter . Robert Fischer and Gion Green stated that the federal definition of felony is “an offence punishable by death or by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year (p . 107 . Fischer and Green noted that the definition of felony is by no means standard through out the United States . They pointed that in some jurisdiction ,“there is no distinction between felonies and misdemeanors (p .
In fact the only Chinese was just really the male no families or anyone. There was about one quarter of Chinese people living in California by 1880. 15,000 Chinese laborers worked on the railroad that connects from Sacramento to the Union Pacific railroad. There was many immigrants that had to pass by Ellis Island around 12 million in 1892 and 1954. The first immigrant to pass by Ellis Island was Annie Moore and 15 year old from Ireland.
On one hand, Federalists were supporters of the constitution, but they did not understand the need for including the bill of rights in the constitution. Federalists thought that adding a bill of rights to the constitution could be dangerous to the future of America. They opposed the bill of rights, and stated that the Constitution was structured in a manner that it would automatically protect the rights of American Citizens. Federalists claimed that all American individuals were protected from the government through representation, delegation, separation of powers, bicameralism, federalism, and checks and balances. Also, they explained that the Constitution imposed only delegated powers, but the rest of the power was preserved by the American population.
As stated by the author foreign-born citizens do not have the right to run for president in the USA. He even chooses to share with his reader the example of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was a Founding Father of the United States, chief of staff to General Washighton and the founder of the first political party. However he was born in Nevis, in the Leeward islands and did not met all the requirements for presidenting. William Safire believes it is wrong for a country, mostly known for its “golden door” and its immigration movements, to deprive its naturilized Americans of this right and political