Over time they made lasting contributions to their adopted country and became a vital part of the United States population (Immigration Station). Upon hearing the word of gold in California, thousands of Chinese, mostly young male peasants, left their villages in the rural countries to become rich in the American West. Few actually were able to strike it rich, and laws were put on immigrants who tried to strike it rich. The law was a high tax, $10, on miners who were immigrants to discourage them from venturing into the mines. When their pursuit at wealth through the gold mines failed, they then decided to become laborers.
The way the Chinese dressed, and styled their hair made the Americans perceive them of not having proper gender roles. America had a big problem with the Chinese because they were cheaper labor, so factory owners would hire Chinese over the native-born Americans. Even though the immigrants were deemed as physically unsuitable for labor jobs, they still got hired. Also later on in the future Americans blamed the Chinese for a major depression that occurre... ... middle of paper ... ... of the country or was turned into a slave. The relationship between America and China became very strained during this time.
After the first wave of Chinese immigrants arrived in the United States in the early 1840s during the California Gold Rush, many Chinese people continued to travel across the Pacific, escaping poor conditions in China with hopes and ambitions for a better life in America. Many more Chinese immigrants began arriving into the 1860s on the Pacific coast for work in other areas such as the railroad industry. The immigrants noticed an increasing demand for their labor because of their readiness to work for low wages. Many of those who arrived did not plan to stay long, and therefore there was no push for their naturalization. The immigrants left a country with thousands of years of a “decaying feudal system,” corruption, a growing population, and the downfall of the Qing dynasty.
In the starting time of 1858, the Chinese community had started coming to different parts of Canada considering the push and pull factors that had led them here. Because of the lack of workers in the British Columbia region, the Chinese were able to receive jobs in gold mining. Most Chinese were told to build roads, clear areas, and construct highways, but were paid little because of racism. The Chinese today are considered one of the most successful races in Canada because of the push and pull factors that they had come across, the racism that declined them and the community of the Chinese at the present time. The immigration story of the Chinese had forced them to make a living, or work for what they wanted to one day become known for.
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These deficits have been seen to harm the working American families especially those that are within the most affected sectors like manufacturing. These trade relations have been affected by the strained quarrels over China’s alleged manipulation of its currency and usage of industry-subsidies which are deemed illegal. This has triggered the argument within the American government that it is out of these malpractices that the United ... ... middle of paper ... ...r un-Making the entire global economic system that initially was designed and dominated by the United States since World War Two. Works Cited Holliday, Katie. “Trade gap with China costs the US $37 billion in wages”.
The Chinese men came to America hoping to provide a better life for theirs families back in China. Most of them received jobs working for the corrupted railroad companies. They faced horrific working conditions, which some died from, low wages, and long hours. The Chinese men wasted years of their lives and sacrificed seeing their families so that they can make enough money to support them. The blacks have faced similar conditions to the Chinese men.
Due to factory smoke, car waste and plastic china has become one of the most polluted countries in the world for centuries. By china producing goods for other countries it makes their problem even worse. There are many solutions to this massive problem , but china has not found one that works. Even though china has bad pollution it not only affects their country but others as well. In china today their pollution has become a huge problem due to the factory industry, the pollution has increased tremendously.
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