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Japanese American History from Early Immigration to Present Time


Immigration: Early Life in America/Discriminatory Laws

1905- The Japanese and Korean Exclusion League was established. The league created 4 policies in which they would follow:
1. Extension of the Chinese Exclusion Act to include Japanese and Koreans
2. Exclusion by League members of Japanese employees and the hiring of firms that employ Japanese
3. Initiation of pressure the School Board to segregate Japanese from white children
4. Initiation of a propaganda campaign to inform Congress and the President of this "menace".

1907- Prompted by anti-Asian racial antagonism over laborers coming to American an informal agreement known as the Gentleman’s Agreement was formulated between the United States. The agreement stated that the U.S. would not impose restriction on Japanese immigration or students, and Japan would not allow further emigration to the U.S. The goal was to reduce tension between the two powerful Pacific nations. The agreement was never ratified by Congress, and was superseded by the Immigration Act of 1924, which legally banned all Asians from migrating to America and nullified the Gentlemen’s Agreement.

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Gentleman’s Agreement of 1907 San Francisco attempted to segregate Japanese and Korean children from schools. The Japanese government appealed to the US government, promising to end immigration of male laborers … More »

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