Chinese Immigrants Essay

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Describe the reasons for Chinese migration to the U.S., and discuss the development of anti-Chinese sentiments in the late 1800s. In which way were Chinese migrants able to adjust and prosper in the U.S. around this time period, and in which ways were they inhibited from having prosperous, happy lives. The late 1800s was a special period for the migrants to America was totally tough and unforgettable for the 20,000 Chinese people coming to America, especially for the Chinese migrants. It is true that there was a boom of Chinese migrants in the several decades, and the historical reasons were various. The gilded age attracted many men decided to make the move to America, “to the west, to the west, to the land of the free where mighty Missouri rolls down to the sea; where the young may exult and the aged may rest, away, far away, to the land of the west. ” people from different regions even the immigrants dreaming to discover the “gold” to realize live a happy life. However, it was just a dream. It is tragic only at the rare moments when it becomes conscious that America was not the paradise and the roads were not made of gold. They had to do a lot of hard work to make a living. The most common work was paving and mining, which needs much labor force but not earn an appropriate reward. But they were forced to continue, because they were immigrants and they had nothing, no money, no home, but only two hands. First of all, it is an irrefutable truth that where there is a need, there is a market. To a certain extent, the immigrant boom was decided by the development of American society in late 19th century, American life was changing quickly at that time period. After 1860, that, the country began to change from an agricultural to an industrial economy. Production continued to increase year after year, and the size of the industrial labor force continued to grow.

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