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Anti-Chinese Sentiment

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Cartoon for Chines Exclusion. Digital image. Wikispaces. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2016.

This cartoon showed anger at Chinese immigrants due to:

(cartoon courtesy of PBS: Becoming American - http://www.pbs.org/becomingamerican/ce_witness2.html?vm=r​)

A

Their unwillingness to convert to Protestant faiths.

B

The perception that they were economic rivals and were making money, which many nativists felt should only go to American-born businesses.

C

Their overall appearance and general "foreignness" sparked fear for the genetic future of the United States.

D

Their reputation for using opium.

E

Their perceived reluctance to assimilate and adopt American ways, as well as their perceived refusal to learn and speak English.