Asian American Conflicts In The 1850's

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Many Asian American conflicts rose in the 1850’s. It was the age of gold, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world all took part in the Californian gold rush. After working for the transcontinental railroad many retired chinese laborers decided to strike it rich near the American River. Many native Californians, California residents, and even Transcontinental travelers heavily despised the Chinese. Thousands of Chinese casualties occurred during the gold rush, however only 2 ever went to court. That was because they weren’t citizens and Americans didn’t know how to deal with them. The American government also created the foreign miners tax, making it harder for the immigrants to do much in the gold mines. Tools were taxed and
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