WIN American Experience: Chinese Exclusion Act!
On May 6th, 1882 - on the eve of the greatest wave of immigration in American history - President Chester A. Arthur signed into law a unique piece of federal legislation.
Called the Chinese Exclusion Act, it singled out as never before a specific race and nationality for exclusion - making it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America - and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become citizens of the United States.
A deeply American story - about immigration and national identity, civil rights and human justice; about how we define who can be an American, and what being an American means - the film examines the economic, cultural, social, legal, racial and political dimensions of the law; the forces and events that gave rise to it; and the effect it had, and continues to have, on American culture and identity.
The Chinese Exclusion Act explores in riveting detail this little known, yet deeply resonant and revealing episode in American history - one that sheds enormous light on key aspects of the history of American civil liberties, immigration, and culture - during one of the most formative periods of U.S. history.
If you would like to win a copy of this thought-provoking new DVD, just answer this easy question about those times surrounding this event, as a whole: Although the Chinese composed only ??? percent of the nations population, Congress passed the exclusion act to placate worker demands and assuage prevalent concerns about maintaining white racial purity. What is that percentage? (we will give you a .5 either way!)
Send us your answers and if you are correct you will be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before July 15th, 2021 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT DVDs to: email@example.com
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