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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 -​)


Their unwillingness to convert to Protestant faiths.


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


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


Their reputation for using opium.


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

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