Under the Political Aspect

Full exclusion of the Chinese was not achieved until the 1880s, but the idea had built up since the start of their immigration in 1850. For example, taxes were imposed on immigration that increased as it was becoming such an economic problem in major cities. Politics seemed to have a leading role in the deciding factors since this was during a time when political machines controlled a vast majority of what existed in cities and states. The effects of political parties, laws imposed, and the power of the government are examined to illustrate the consequences that the Chinese were left to face.