Chinese Immigration Essays

  • Chinese Immigration Into America

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    Chinese Immigration into America Surprisingly, Asian Americans have been in America for over 150 years. They are as diverse as the immigrants from Europe, ranging from China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, and Laos. (Takaki, page 8) When many people think of American Immigrants, Asians are on the last of their lists. In The Uprooted, Harvard historian, Oscar Handlin, prize winning book with the subtitle "the Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the American

  • The History of Chinese Immigration

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    examining the history of Chinese immigration as well as some of the reasons why these distinct neighborhoods exist one can better understand modern Chinatowns and their importance in cities across the United States. It is important to first examine the historical reasons for the growth of ethnic enclaves, particularly Chinatowns, found in numerous cities around the United States. The history of Chinese immigration is deeply tied with the creation of Chinatowns. Chinese immigration to the United States

  • The Chinese Immigration

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    During the early 1850s to late 1990s, the United States experienced an enormous rush of Asian immigration from various countries such as China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. For most of these immigrants, they traveled far and wide on dangerous journeys out at sea and away from their homeland of origin in order to escape the horrors of tyranny, discover wealth during the California gold rush, and create new opportunities of a better life for their families and future descendants. Countless bodies were

  • The Chinese Immigration Experience

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    The Chinese immigrant experience has traveled through times of hardships, under the English man. They have struggled to keep themselves alive through racism, work, and acceptance. Although many have come to Canada for their lives’ and their children’s to be successful, and safe. It could not be just given until adversity gave them the life they hoped to one day life for. In the starting time of 1858, the Chinese community had started coming to different parts of Canada considering the push and pull

  • Chinese Immigration Essay

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    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

  • Anti Chinese Immigration

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    free”…except No Chinese Anti-Chinese sentiment of the United States was influenced by a complex interaction of factors. The initial racism was a product of common culture and lingering racial tensions of the Civil War. Racist portrayals of Chinese coolie labor developed into a negative caricature of the Chinese. Their character and intent in the US were perpetually called into question. Simultaneously, economic elements promoted a dislike for the Chinese. A vast influx of Chinese workers were

  • Chinese Immigration Dbq

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    Starting in the mid-19th century, Chinese immigrants began to move to the United States, most often to escape poverty and start their lives anew. Even though Chinese immigrants were only a small portion of those moving to the United States, Caucasian Americans, from average citizens to the government, reacted negatively to their arrival. For example, in 1882, President Chester A. Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which prohibited Chinese laborers from entering the country for ten years; the

  • Chinese Immigration Dbq

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    The Chinese Exclusion Act came in to existence when some Americans thought that the Chinese were taking over their jobs and started rebelling and started riots being Racily insane.  The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first powerful law to stop immigration to the United States and banned the immigration of unskilled laborers from China. In the 1850s, Chinese workers immigrated to the United States. Chinese immigrants were very good in building railroads in the west, and as Chinese laborers got successful

  • Chinese Immigration Dbq

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    Chinese Exclusion Act The Chinese immigrated to the United States and the government had to maintain the order of immigration processes. To maintain order and address the issues of the Americans who were angered by the influx of the Chinese, the US government passed the Chinese Exclusion Act. The Chinese Exclusion Act was signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882. It restricted immigration by only allowing Chinese merchants, teachers, students, tourists, and government officials to enter

  • Chinese Immigration Dbq

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    and China were initiated and immigration to America was highly encouraged. In spite of the fact that their cheap labor was initially welcomed, they were soon seen as job stealers. Countless were able to make the journey by borrowing money so once they arrived, they had to work to pay off their creditors. Their low pay made them desirable to employers and caused tension with the White laborers. The Anti-Coolie Act of 1862 was eventually passed in hopes of less Chinese being able to pay the special

  • Chinese Immigration Thesis

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    be fought. Chinese immigrants started to move to America to find jobs and build their homes and families, while America also struggled to compromise with the Native Americans for land. The problem of discrimination did not vanish once the African American slaves became free. Bigotry and injustice continued to be a problem with the Indians and the Chinese immigrants, and both were treated very badly. While both the Chinese immigrants and the Native Americans were mistreated, the Chinese had it worse

  • Essay On Chinese Immigration

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    “The Chinese are upon us, How can we get rid of them? The Chinese are coming. How can we stop them?” (Lee 23). America was not the most welcoming nation to the Chinese immigrants who centered mainly around California, Oregon and Washington. Those who decided to immigrate to America, during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, went through many difficulties such as legal discrimination, physical intimidation and violence, trying to live the supposed “American Dream”. The Chinese immigration started around

  • Chinese Immigration to United States

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    many reasons for the Chinese to come to America. Overcrowding, poverty, war, and other catastrophes in China were all reasons (push) for traveling to America, as well as effective external influences. The discovery of gold was a major pull for Chinese peasants in coming to the West Coast. America's labor needs were the most important external catalyst for immigration. However, there were very few ways of traveling to the United States. With loans from the Six Companies, Chinese were able to afford

  • Chinese Immigration Research Paper

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    white americans don’t accept them due to their ethnicity. Each ethnicity has their own problems when coming into the United States but the chinese people went through bigger obstacles. The immigration period to the United States started with the Gold Rush of 1848, the chinese were lured by gold, the period ended with the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882. When the chinese immigrants started coming to the United States they were faced with many hardships. They were filling the job slots that the Americans

  • Chinese Immigration Dbq Essay

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    are well aware that anyone born on American soil is a legal citizen; however, there were some instances where Americans of Chinese descent were not entitled to their rights as citizens. In the Look Tin Sing Case (1884) a man named Look Tin Sing, born in California, was not allowed to reenter the U.S. after his trip to China because he did not have the paperwork required of Chinese immigrants at that time. Even though he was technically an American citizen, officials did not agree and the problem was

  • Chinese Immigration to San Francisco

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    choose to explore Chinese Americans’ and Russian Americans’ migration history and experiences during 1850 to 2014, and the location is San Francisco. Reasons for choosing Chinese Americans are first I’m a Chinese so I care about the history of my own ethnicity; also as a major conponent of Asian Americans which is the fastest incresing immigration group nowdays, the understanding of the history and the analysis of the immigration experiences could facilitate the assimilation of Chinese Americans. Another

  • The Impact Of Chinese Immigration In California

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    California began to experience a large wave of Chinese immigration to the United States. Stories of the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill drew thousands of Chinese immigrants into North America from various parts of Asia. These immigrants, who were primarily poor peasants, flooded the “Golden Hills” we know as California in pursuit of better economic opportunity. To fill in the needs of the increasingly widespread mining communities in the West, many Chinese immigrants ultimately became merchants, railroad

  • Chinese Immigration to Australia During the Gold Rush

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    Chinese Immigration to Australia During the Gold Rush Following the success of the American Gold rush, the Australian Gold rush attracted many migrants from all over the globe. The Chinese prospectors were perhaps the most controversial and the most interesting nationality to come to the goldfields Assistance given on arrival There was more or less no assistance of any kind given to the Chinese migrants, as immigration was rather a haphazard affair in the 19th century (especially to

  • Chinese Immigration to America in the 1800's

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    Immigration has been prevalent in The United States of America since the days of colonization in the 17th century. Masses of migrants around the world have sought a place in which to escape persecution, gain economic fortunes, and live their lives in freedom. America has always symbolized the land of opportunity everyone has been looking for, as exemplified by the inscription on The Statue of Liberty: Give me your tired, your poor, 
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, 
The wretched refuse

  • Chinese Immigration Dbq Essay

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    1900’s, the Chinese struggled immensely to earn a place in America. They wanted the same as any other Irishman, German, or Englishman, a job to make money to survive. When Chinese people set foot into the U.S, they were not welcomed with open arms. Instead they were targeted and attacked. There were many disputes on whether these immigrants should be here or deported home. Around the 1870’s, many people took violent approaches toward them and caused a number of deaths. As the Chinese population increased