Socialogy Paper Based On Lectures And Movies

Socialogy Paper Based On Lectures And Movies

Question:In the lectures, I presented the important role of Chinese immigrants (and later other Asian immigrants) to the development of American industrialism. First, discuss how and whyChinese immigrants initially came to the United States and their main contributions to the American economy from the 1840s to the 1920s. Then, drawing on lectures, explain why do you think this history is conspicuously absent in today’s discussions about immigrants and about immigrant policies generally?

All based on lectures and notes and movies about why chinese people immigrants to US(China was poor on that time, people want to earn money.)

2.what did chinese immigrants do for US like build railroad and do chore man.(In ppt)

3.combine with immigration act. talk about why people don’t want to mention this period history.



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The Chinese Immigrants in the United States

            The United States has been believed to be the land of opportunities since it was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492. For this reason, different groups began to migrate into America to exploit the economic opportunities the region presented. Among these immigrants were the Chinese, whose movement into the U.S. began in the mid-19th century. Most of the Chinese immigrants during this period were male laborers who were looking for jobs. This is because their migration was driven by the high poverty levels in China, which forced some residents to move to foreign nations to look for jobs. Therefore, some of them ended up working in the gold mines to earn income. Also, some of them worked in the construction of the railroad. The reason most of the Chinese worked in these areas was because they did not have the skills and knowledge to work in the technical areas.

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