Steps towards 1882 Act
- Horace. F. Page, an American politician representing a district of California in the United States House of Representatives introduced house H.R. 5804 0n April 12, 1882.
- Committee consideration by House Foreign Relations.
- The bill was passed by the house on April 17, 1882.
- The bill passed the Senate on April 28, 1882, with an amendment.
- House agreed to the Senate amendment on May 3, 1882.
- Signed into law by President Chester Alan Arthur on May 6, 1882.