Chinese Exclusion Act.
Any of several acts forbidding
the immigration of Chinese laborers into the United States, originally
from 1882 to 1892 by act of May 6, 1882, then from 1892 to 1902 by act
May 5, 1892. By act of April 29, 1902, all existing legislation on the
subject was reenacted and continued, and made applicable to the
insular possessions of the United States.
© Webster 1913.