Guidelines for the Essay Assignment:
Read: Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants Since 1882, by Roger Daniels.
Answer the following questions based ONLY on the book:
1. Discuss the attitudes toward immigration of both politicians and the public prior to the Civil War. 2. Explain the circumstances leading to the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Why was its passage both pivotal and problematic? 3. Discuss the Immigration Restriction League. How did its attitudes and fears become law? By th...