Hello! We are the Chinese Immigrants! We came from China and eventually settled in California.
A couple of hardships that we faced as a group are we did not get paid enough. We also got theatened by Americans just because they were jealous just because we were getting more jobs than them. Since we got paid so little, more and more people would take us for jobs.
But that’s not the worst of it. The Americans got so jealous that they convinced the state government to place taxes on all the foreign miners! Isn’t that ridiculous?!
There were many good and bad ways that we were affected by traveling to the west. Here are some:
A good thing was is that we got paid, and some of us even got jobs afterwards. But a bad thing was that many of us even lost our lives out of work.
Three important facts that you must know about us is that we found many, many new ways to mine. We also did most of the work building the transcontinential railroad! How cool is that?!
One more thing that is not good is that we worked really long hours but got paid very little money.
Have you ever stopped to wonder what would have happened if the Chinese Immigrants gota s many opportunities as the other diverse groups of the west? What do you think would have happened?
Would you belive that we got used by Americans just because we were from a foreign country? And that in 1882, Congress put an exclusion act on the Chinese to keep them out of the United States?