Chinese Immigrants: The Chinese Gold Rush

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Chinese Immigrants: The Gold Rush Like the other nations in the world, the Chinese Empire was represented in the California Gold Rush. At the beginning of 1849 only about fifty Chinese men participated in the Gold Rush. By the year 1876 a steady flow of Chinese immigrants entered California, an amazing amount of 116,000 Chinese were engaged in the great search for gold. The cause of the mass immigration of the Chinese was the war, famine, and poor economy in China. The Chinese men’s goal was to gain abundant riches and return to China wealthy men. At first the Chinese were welcome in California and praised for their work and lifestyle when the gold was plentiful and easy to find. Once the gold mining became more difficult the Americans
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