Chinese Westward

Chinese Westward

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  • We are the Chinese. On our Journey Westward, we suffered many troubles. At first, we were greeted as guests and welcomed by most settlers there. We were praised as one of the most worthy classes of our newly adopted citizens. When the gold mining became more difficult as Gold became more scarce, we were under attack and kept away from gold mines and other white communities.
  • American Miners told the government that foreign miners should be banished from the West so American Miners can have all the gold to themselves. So in 1852, foreign miners had to pay a monthly fee in order to have a license to mine. As the law was embedded more into the Westward expansion, more and more foreigners started to leave the country. They were seen as refugees kicked off their own home.
  • Most Chinese immigrants did not find gold as they intended when they traveled to America. However, many of them decided to stay in the United States. The Chinese's hard work, dedication, and skills helped to build the west and other western states. Not only did the Chinese help to build the West, they enhanced it by bringing their culture and heritage from China to America, which helped make the West a more interesting place to live.
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