Early Chinese America

Early Chinese America

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  • 1848 The Chinese had taken advantage of how America was the perfect place to start a new life and make money on gold so a bunch of Chinese people immigrated to America hoping to make a lot of money
  • I wonder if there's a lot of gold?
  • America is gonna be a new life 
  • My family is gonna love America
  • 1865 There was an idea going around about a new way to get around a railroad and Central Pacific employed 15,000 Chinese workers. And reason why there was a lot of Chinese coming from China is that it was closer for the Chinese then Americans to get to the railroad building
  • The Chinese took steamboats to America which was a lot faster then carriages which took months for a lot of Americans
  •  Building the railroad was one thing but workers had to build tunnels for the railroad through mountains so the use of Nitroglycerin and dynamite was used for breaking through and making a path but led to estimated of 1,500 people dying from rock slides and explosions  
  • What do I DO?!
  • 1871 In Los Angeles there was an anti Chinese violence due to the Chinese overwhelming and occupying the jobs and immigrating to America, 18 Chinese people were killed by an anti Chinese group
  • What did I even do
  • Leave NOW! We don't want you here! Taking our jobs you rat eater!
  • 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act prohibits Chinese immigration. In a year immigration drops from 40,000 to 23.
  • The Chinese were getting discriminated and weren't want in America. 
  • Later in the years the Chinese and Chinese Americans protest for their rights and for the countless amount of times they have been discriminated by.
  • We UNITE! As one we will put a stop to those who are discriminating and fight for one another's freedoms! 
  • We are citizens who deserve their rights! Yellow Unite!
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