George Tom, 19222000 (aged 77 years)

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Name
George /Tom/
Given names
George
Surname
Tom
Birth March 8, 1922

30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 1 year)

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 6 years)

Chinese American Events
Tong Wars
from 1800 to 1930 (aged 7 years)

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Note: These started as conflicts between clans and sensationalized by American media as gang and turf urba…

These started as conflicts between clans and sensationalized by American media as gang and turf urban warfare.

Chinese Conflicts
Mukden Incident
from September 18, 1931 to February 18, 1932 (aged 9 years)

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Note: Imperial Japan starts to subjugate Manchuria for natural resources and living space. Japan wanted a…

Imperial Japan starts to subjugate Manchuria for natural resources and living space. Japan wanted a Great Britan like empire calling it the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. The Japan's defeat to the Soviet during the Battles of Khalkhin Gol set the stage for the Japan's Pearl Harbor attack and war with the United States.

Chinese American Events
Chinese Exclusion Act
from May 9, 1882 to 1943 (aged 20 years)

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Note: An official act legalizing discrimination against Chinese in the United States. [Poster: 'Chinese Mu…

An official act legalizing discrimination against Chinese in the United States. Poster: 'Chinese Must Go'.

Economic
1929 Great Depression
from 1929 to 1930 (aged 7 years)

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Note: Worldwide economic downturn.
32nd President of the United States
Franklin D Roosevelt
March 4, 1933 (aged 10 years)

Chinese Conflicts
Second Sino-Japanese War
from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945 (aged 23 years)

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Note: Some historians consider this the true start of World War Two. Japan's attempt to conquer China, aft…

Some historians consider this the true start of World War Two. Japan's attempt to conquer China, after subjugating Manchukuo.

World Conflict
Attack on Pearl Harbor
from December 7, 1941 (aged 19 years)

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Note: The date the United States enters WW2.
33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 23 years)

China Government/Dynasties
Republic of China
from 1912 to 1949 (aged 26 years)

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Global Conflict
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 23 years)

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Note: Western world's time period for World War II.
Chinese American Events
Internment of Japanese Americans
from February 19, 1942 to March 20, 1946 (aged 24 years)

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Note: Another example of anti-Asian sentiment in the United States.
Chinese Conflicts
Chinese Communist/Kuomintang Civil War
from August 10, 1945 to December 7, 1949 (aged 27 years)

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Note: This represented the defeat and withdrawal of the Kuomintang to Taiwan by Mao Zedong
China Government/Dynasties
People's Republic of China
1949 (aged 26 years)

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Chinese American Events
McCarthyism
from 1940 to 1950 (aged 27 years)

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Note: An example of memes and slogans during this time was 'better dead than red' and the [Domino theory](…

An example of memes and slogans during this time was 'better dead than red' and the Domino theory

34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (aged 30 years)

Chinese American Conflicts
Korean War
from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 (aged 31 years)

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35th President of the United States
John F Kennedy
January 20, 1961 (aged 38 years)

36th President of the United States
Lyndon B Johnson
November 22, 1963 (aged 41 years)

Death of a fatherLim Tom
August 23, 1964 (aged 42 years)

American INS program
Chinese Confession Program
from 1956 to 1965 (aged 42 years)

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Note: A program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service allowing reconciliation of the illegal entry…

A program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service allowing reconciliation of the illegal entry status of paper sons. This caused much fear and distrust among the Chinese American population. The number of participants were less than initially predicted.

Death of a motherEmma Jue
October 27, 1966 (aged 44 years)

37th President of the United States
Richard Nixon
January 20, 1969 (aged 46 years)

38th President of the United States
Gerald Ford
August 9, 1974 (aged 52 years)

American Conflicts
Vietnam War
from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975 (aged 53 years)

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Chinese Events
Cultural Revolution
from 1949 to 1976 (aged 53 years)

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Note: The wanton distruction of Chinese clan genealogy documents along with cultural relics by the Red Gua…

The wanton distruction of Chinese clan genealogy documents along with cultural relics by the Red Guards made tracing Chinese Americans family heritage even harder. This represented Mao Zedong' s attempt to regain local control of China.

39th President of the United States
Jimmy Carter
January 20, 1977 (aged 54 years)

40th President of the United States
Ronald Reagan
January 20, 1981 (aged 58 years)

41st President of the United States
George H W Bush
January 20, 1989 (aged 66 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam Bill Ballard Tom
June 29, 1989 (aged 67 years)

42nd President of the United States
Bill Clinton
January 20, 1993 (aged 70 years)

Death January 20, 2000 (aged 77 years)

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