Chinese Immigrants During The Gold Rush

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During the Gold Rush in the late 1840s, a vast amount of Chinese immigrants, about 335,000 people, proceeded to the West Coast of the United States. These immigrants faced a great deal of segregation and discrimination from the Americans. In many ways, the Chinese were in difficult situations when it came to retaining lives that they were accustomed to before attempting to live a better life in America. Despite the challenges that were faced by the Chinese immigrants, many managed to maintain a culture similar to their own although it was more of a Chinese culture that was influenced by American customs. In areas, such as the Chinatowns, many Chinese customs still live by their inhabitants. This was difficult because the Americans at the time

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