The 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act remained in force for more than 60 years.

The Chinese Exclusion Act American Experience

Premiered May 29, 2018
The Chinese Exclusion Act

The 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens.

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American Experience

American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.

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