Storyboard- Chinese immigration
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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?
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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