Massacre At Wounded Summary

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What institutions did the Immigration Committee seem most concerned about? The committee was obviously most worried about the factory and mining industry, they stated repeatedly how the Chinese would work too cheap compared to what the “white men” could live on. They were worried about the Chinese being unclean and working in our food services and also contaminating the cities. Why does the report mention the “vegetable” diets of the Chinese? They state this to try to show how the Chinese refuse to assimilate. They are using this as proof to show how the Chinese are just too different from the US population and how they don’t respect our views and culture. Although I think it is fair to say the committee is doing the exact thing they…show more content…
I believe it is very significant to the country’s history because it shows the reader how much of a problem the US has had with immigration since the 1800’s! The fact that the Chinese were “unlike” the US citizens in some ways did NOT give the government the right to completely revoke all immigration from…show more content…
Just a few years before this document was written such events as the Massacre at Wounded Knee happened, I believe this was just too fresh in the minds of government officials that they didn’t want to risk having another situation similar to this with the Chinese. There were some very relevant points to be considered such as the Chinese were only contributing their wages to society if it was absolutely necessary for their survival. They would live in the worst of conditions and eat as little as possible to try to save as much as they could to take back to their families in China. This is a very real problem because they start to become leeches, for lack of a better word, and they put none of their wages back into the US economy. This could in turn hurt the economy if too many of the immigrants were living this kind of
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