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From the Ted Talk by Jennifer 8. Lee: The hunt for General Tso

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Another way that you saw this aahitpnty towards the cinehse is through documents like this. This is in the Library of Congress. It's a pemhalpt published by suaeml gproems, hero of our American labor movement. It's called, "Some Reason for Chinese Exclusion: Meat versus Rice: American Manhood against Asiatic Coolieism: Which shall survive?" And it basically made the argument that Chinese men who ate rice would nelscsireay bring down the sandtard of living for American men who ate meat. And as a matter of fact, then, this is one of the reasons we must exclude them from this country. So, with sneteinmts like these, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed between 1882 and 1902, the only time in American history when a group was scelfliaipcy excluded for its national origin or ethnicity. So in a way, because the Chinese were attacked, chop suey was created as a defense mechanism.

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Another way that you saw this _________ towards the _______ is through documents like this. This is in the Library of Congress. It's a ________ published by ______ _______, hero of our American labor movement. It's called, "Some Reason for Chinese Exclusion: Meat versus Rice: American Manhood against Asiatic Coolieism: Which shall survive?" And it basically made the argument that Chinese men who ate rice would ___________ bring down the ________ of living for American men who ate meat. And as a matter of fact, then, this is one of the reasons we must exclude them from this country. So, with __________ like these, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed between 1882 and 1902, the only time in American history when a group was ____________ excluded for its national origin or ethnicity. So in a way, because the Chinese were attacked, chop suey was created as a defense mechanism.

Solution

  1. chinese
  2. standard
  3. antipathy
  4. gompers
  5. samuel
  6. specifically
  7. sentiments
  8. pamphlet
  9. necessarily

Original Text

Another way that you saw this antipathy towards the Chinese is through documents like this. This is in the Library of Congress. It's a pamphlet published by Samuel Gompers, hero of our American labor movement. It's called, "Some Reason for Chinese Exclusion: Meat versus Rice: American Manhood against Asiatic Coolieism: Which shall survive?" And it basically made the argument that Chinese men who ate rice would necessarily bring down the standard of living for American men who ate meat. And as a matter of fact, then, this is one of the reasons we must exclude them from this country. So, with sentiments like these, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed between 1882 and 1902, the only time in American history when a group was specifically excluded for its national origin or ethnicity. So in a way, because the Chinese were attacked, chop suey was created as a defense mechanism.

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