You are here

Chew Heong v. U.S.: Chinese Exclusion and the Federal Courts

A Chinese immigrant's petition to reenter the United States divides a California federal court and forces the Supreme Court to decide if immigrants' rights are protected by the nation's treaties.

Famous Federal Trials

by Lucy Salyer, University of New Hampshire

Learn about the case — historical background and documents

View/Download PDF (1.05 MB)

It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Download adobe Acrobat or click here to download the PDF file.

Analyzing Visual and Printed Documents related to Chinese Exclusion Cases — A Primary Source Activity

View/Download PDF (313.27 KB)


Chinese Exclusion and the Federal Courts — A Simulation Activity

View/Download PDF (508.16 KB)


Chinese Exclusion and the Federal Courts — A Comparative Activity

View/Download PDF (1.54 MB)


Resources for Judges and Educational Outreach

Chew Heong v. United States — Suggestions for Judges

View/Download PDF (69.83 KB)

It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Download adobe Acrobat or click here to download the PDF file.