Date of Award

Summer 1969

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



Committee Director

Thomas Hamilton

Committee Member

William J. Schellings

Committee Member

Patrick Rollins

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.H47A57


The abrogation of the Gentlemen's Agreement. and the manner in which it was achieved deeply hurt Japanese pride, which had reached new proportions in the 20th century. The American action was interpreted as a deliberate affront to a friendly nation, and upset the traditional amity which had characterized American-Japanese relations since the opening of Japan by 'Commodore Mathew C. Perry. It is the aim of this paper to show the extent of anti-Japanese agitation in the United States, the impact of the Immigration Act of 1924 on American-Japanese relations, and its relationship to the conflict which developed between the two nations and which culminated in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.


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