United States History Question of the Day

Anti-immigrant cartoon depicts Uncle
Sam expelling Chinese worker
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Question 1314102

"Whereas, in the opinion of the Government of the United States the coming of Chinese laborers to this country endangers the good order of certain localities within the territory thereof: Therefore, be it enacted...that from and after the expiration of ninety days next after the passage of this act, and until the expiration of ten years next after the passage of this act, the coming of Chinese laborers to the United States be, and the same is hereby, suspended; and during such suspension it shall not be lawful for any Chinese laborer to come, or having so come after the expiration of said ninety days, to remain within the United States."

The above wording is part of which act of Congress, which was the first limitation of immigration to the U.S.?

    (A)   Burlingame Treaty, 1867
    (B)   Dawes Act, 1877
    (C)   Chinese Exclusion Act, 1882
    (D)   Immigration Act, 1891
    (E)   Johnson-Reed Act, 1924

Answer and explanation

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