Chinese Exclusion Act Of 1882 Summary

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The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was a law that was passed that aimed for the Chinese Immigrant laborers. It stopped any future immigration from China for 10 years. Thus making the Chinese that were already living in the United States, permanent aliens by denying them the right to gain citizenship. The purpose of Saum Song Bo’s letter was to speak for his countrymen of how they felt about the irony and injustice of Americans asking them for donations for the “Pedestal Fund of the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty,” when they couldn’t even get a taste of the freedom that the Americans were rejoicing about. Saum Song Bo was protesting for the Chinese to the Americans so they could open their eyes as to how everyone should be able to enjoy the liberty

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