1862 Sheng Li was getting on the boat to leave china.He was leaving to the U.S to make more money and be successful so he can bring his family to the U.S for a better life.
He left behind his small cottage along with his parents and devastated younger brother.They'll miss him very much but they know hes doing it for good.
A American businessman payed for Sheng Li's ticket for the boat to San Francisco California in exchange for work.The man treated him very bad and had him working in harsh conditions for a year.
Sheng did not have a warm welcome when he arrived.People were yelling slurs at him,and giving him dirty looks,he also dealt with discrimination.
Sheng ended up working on building the first transcontinental railroad,and he was used to all the discrimination from americans,he just wanted to save money to start his own business and send his family to California with him.
Sheng was not getting paid very much,so it was taking long to save up money,also on top of that he would constanly be forced to relocated into other chinese districts..