Chinese 721

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Jason LiangJohnny LuJasmine MaoJennie Tang


Questions:

1. The Chinese traveled to the West for prosperity. They wanted to discover gold in California. Once the news about gold spread through trading vessels; about 24,000 Chinese left their homes to mine for gold. Also, they came for job opportunities. Also, the Chinese came because America served as a symbol of something higher than monetary prosperity. It represented the hope of freedom from intolerance based upon one's particular views.

2. When the Chinese immigrants emigrated from China, many Americans didn't welcome them. In 1852, California placed a high monthly tax on all foreign miners. Some Chinese workers were targets of violent attacks. The Americans didn't want the Chinese to find the gold, so they moved the Chinese workers to a bad mining area. It was harder to mine for gold, but the Chinese worked twice as hard and found gold.


3. The Chinese went to California for the gold. On 1853 the Chinese was part of the finding of more than $60 million worth of gold -- improving the economic growth of California. On 1868 the transcontinental railroad was finished, contributed by the Chinese. The railroad was a easier and faster alternative compared to the Oregon Trail. On 1882 the Congress performed the Chinese Exclusion Act where the U.S. didn't permit the race to immigrate to the U.S.


Here is the map of the gold mining region.
Here is the map of the gold mining region.


This is a poster saying the Chinese must go because during the gold rush the Chinese had more luck finding gold than Americans.
This is a poster saying the Chinese must go because during the gold rush the Chinese had more luck finding gold than Americans.



This is a group of Chinese people and some Americans prospecting for gold.
This is a group of Chinese people and some Americans prospecting for gold.


This was a census that was recorded listing each person's birth place, number of household members during Gold Rush in 1850.
This was a census that was recorded listing each person's birth place, number of household members during Gold Rush in 1850.