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Immigration Broadside Analysis

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Introduction

Throughout its history, when various groups of people have immigrated to the United States, it has often been met with controversy. On this broadside, the name of the immigrant group has been blacked out. Use clues from the document to determine which group it refers to.  Read and analyze the following broadside using the questions below.


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Worksheet

Immigration Broadside Analysis

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Examine the documents included in this activity and write your response in the space provided.


Meet the Poster
Quickly scan the broadside.  What do you notice first?

Observe its Parts
Does it have a message printed on it?
Are there questions or instructions?
Does it say who created it?
Write one sentence summarizing this broadside.  

Try to Make Sense of it.
When is this from?
Who do you think is the intended audience?
Why was it created? List evidence from the poster that tells you this.

Your Response




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Activity Element

Flyers Distributed by Silver Bow Trades and Labor Assembly and Butte Miners` Union in Support of Chinese and Japanese Boycott

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Conclusion

Immigration Broadside Analysis

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  • How does this broadside reflect the attitudes towards Chinese and other Asian immigrants in the late 1800s?
  • How does it relate to legislative actions taken by Congress in the late 1800s?


Your Response




Document

Flyers Distributed by Silver Bow Trades and Labor Assembly and Butte Miners' Union in Support of Chinese and Japanese Boycott

ca. 8/1898

This primary source comes from the Records of District Courts of the United States.
National Archives Identifier: 298113
Full Citation: Flyers Distributed by Silver Bow Trades and Labor Assembly and Butte Miners' Union in Support of Chinese and Japanese Boycott; ca. 8/1898; Records of District Courts of the United States, . [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/flyers-distributed-by-silver-bow-trades-and-labor-assembly-and-butte-miners-union-in-support-of-chinese-and-japanese-boycott, December 6, 2021]


Flyers Distributed by Silver Bow Trades and Labor Assembly and Butte Miners' Union in Support of Chinese and Japanese Boycott

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Flyers Distributed by Silver Bow Trades and Labor Assembly and Butte Miners' Union in Support of Chinese and Japanese Boycott

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Flyers Distributed by Silver Bow Trades and Labor Assembly and Butte Miners' Union in Support of Chinese and Japanese Boycott

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