Chinese Immigration Essay

Immigration to the United States
When the Chinese were immigrating to the United States in the 1880’s. There was as many as 75,000 Chinese immigrants. Most Chinese immigrants moved to the United States to avoid starvation, because in china they didn’t eat much because there wasn’t much to eat in China. Some moved just to seek an adventure, because many Chinese had never been to the United States. In the 1840s and 1850s, China was hit with a series of natural disasters. One disaster that china suffered was in 1847, Henen suffered a substantial draught. Then two years later, a famine struck Guangxi. The provinces of Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang were flooded by the Yangtze River . The Taiping Revolution from 1850 to 1864, caused partially by flood and famine in Guangdong, disturbed the land and the created a financial problem for the people.
Most immigrants moved to the United States also to find better paying jobs. Also they came because the laws are better and fairer in the United States then in china. Some resettled to the U.S to start a family or went there to be with their family that might have already been in the U.S. The outflow of more than 10 million teals of silver in 1848 intensified the copper-silver exchange rate problem. The influx of foreign goods caused the people to go broke.Many Chinese women also came to America to marry Chinese merchants who had settled in America. The women, however, were first raised in China, and then brought over to the US when they were ready to marry. This practice stemmed the belief that it was safer and cheaper this way. After all, the anti-Chinese sentiment on the West Coast was increasing and as it was, many Chinese in the US had financial difficulties. However, not all...

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...e immigration population in the U.S grew considerably over the past so years. In 2011 there were 40.4 million foreign born people residing in the U.S where as the immigrant population in the 1960 was 9.7 million. Broken down by immigration status the foreign born population in 2011 was composed of 15.5 million naturalized us citizens, 13.1 million legal permanent residents and 11.1 million unauthorized migrants. According to new status from the U.S government 1600 more Chinese immigrants came into the us in 2011. More than 1.06 million immigrants in 2011, out of which 87,000 were Chinese. In 2011 Chinese immigrants accounted for 8.2 percent of the total number of the immigrants to the us. When Chinese came to America because of everything going on in china the population in the United States sky rocketed. Chinese is a very large group of people in the United States.

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