chinese immigration

Socials 11
Ms. Matthews
(Counterpoints, pgs. 10 – 11)
1. From your knowledge of Grade 10 Social Studies and your textbook, give the
occupations the Chinese immigrants were brought to Canada to fill.
2. List the complaints that the Chinese immigrant would have against the Canadian
3. What complaints did white Canadians have against the Chinese immigrants?
4. a) What is meant by a ‘head tax’?
b) How much did a Chinese immigrant have to pay?
5. After reading pages 10 – 11 in Counterpoints, answer the following question:
Should the Canadian government give money to Chinese-Canadians to make up
for the head tax charged to them in the early part of the twentieth century?