Burlingame Treaty


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see under Burlingame, AnsonBurlingame, Anson
, 1820–70, American diplomat, b. New Berlin, N.Y. He became a lawyer in Boston and later (1855–61) a Congressman. Defeated for reelection, he was made (1861) minister to China.
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These principles were poignantly embedded in the Burlingame Treaty of 1868.
While they both agreed with the principal features of the policy which the United States and western powers pursued toward the Qing Empire, Burlingame displayed extraordinary skills in drafting eight additional articles, which supplemented the 1858 Treaty of Tientsin to form the Burlingame Treaty, also known as the Seward-Burlingame Treaty.
In essence, the Burlingame Treaty encouraged the influx of Chinese immigrants as a source of cheap labor.