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  • I just arrived in America and no one speaks my language, I'm so scared and excited at the same time!
  • We have been detained because we do not have a letter from my father back at home to bring with us.
  • No one would let me join their business, so i made my own farm!
  • This is Ling-Ling. He Lives in China where the population is at 430 million. The country is suffering from severe unemployment, poverty, and famine.
  • The Taiping Rebellion erupted in China, making thousands of people leave for the United States due to their suffering.
  • Would you like to work here with me at my farm?
  • Of course!
  • Native-born Americans tries to keep Chinese immigrants out of many businesses, so some people opened their own.
  • As construction began on the Central Pacific Railroad, the demand for railroad workers led to more Chinese immigration. 
  • Asian immigrants skyrocketed in 1900 through 1910, so Ling-Ling was able to have way more workers than ever before.
  • Everyone was happy now because they didn't have to work long hours with low pay, and business opportunities are much better than they were at their home country.
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