From Immigrants to Americans - Immigration Experiences from 1865-1990

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Immigration has existed around the world for centuries, decades, and included hundreds of cultures. Tired of poverty, a lack of opportunities, unequal treatment, political corruption, and lacking any choice, many decided to emigrate from their country of birth to seek new opportunities and a new and better life in another country, to settle a future for their families, to work hard and earn a place in life. As the nation of the opportunities, land of the dreams, and because of its foundation of a better, more equal world for all, the United States of America has been a point of hope for many of those people. A lot of nationals around the world have ended their research for a place to call home in the United States of America. By analyzing…show more content…
Those who do not have the money only have two choices, to leave or to die. Being persecuted and treated like trash by whites, who take away their money and belongings, destroy their businesses and harmony was common. But the worse of all was that no authority stops the abuse against Chinese. None of the officer’s listened to the accusations of the Chinese’s against whites. All crimes remained unpunished, allowing aggressors to freely repeat the same hate to Chinese again and again without a limit. “Your supreme court…Chinese shall not bring action or given testimony against white men.” In the 1800s, after the Civil War (1861 to 1865), massive waves of new settlers migrated to the United States. May these were Chinese immigrants who sought to take advantage of the Gold Rush in California. Most of them were men, without family. Between that time, hundreds and hundreds of Chinese immigrants arrived, mostly in San Francisco, where they established a place called “Chinatown.” Establishing the place helped encouraged around four thousand Chinese women per year to immigrate to the United States, to be with their husband or father, helping Chinamen managing household. The gold attracted so many immigrants to California, and the desired for wealth attracted Southerners, who brought with them their racial attitude from the south. Work was well paying; a prejudice against Chinese was born. Hate and violence accompanied the competence against Chinese; and brutality against
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