In the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, a lot of immigrants left their home base to come to the United States for countless of reasons. One arrangement of settlers was the English foreigners, who were inspired by the stories of the United States and the ideals of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” (English Immigration to America, n.d.). The English wanted to be brought from poverty into a place of abundance. Another group of settlers was the Chinese immigrants. They arrived in the United States because of opportunities on the California Gold Rush, the construction of the transcontinental, and abundant agriculture jobs (Wandrei, n.d.).
Essentially, Amy, upon hearing that Robert and his family were visiting for Christmas dinner, worried what “Robert would think of… [her] shabby Chinese Christmas… What would he think of [her] noisy Chinese relatives who lacked proper American manners… What terrible disappointment would he feel upon seeing not a roasted turkey and sweet potatoes but Chinese food” (Tan 353). The way Amy fretted about Robert being disappointed with her cultural differences gives you an image of Amy’s personality: Insecure, vain and embarrassed by her culture. Also, Amy describes her culture as if it were a bad thing, and describing the American culture as a good and proper thing: She did not want to fit into her Chinese culture, but instead Robert’s American culture. Through the use of indirect characterization, the author shows the reader that trying to fit in never really works.
However, the overall labor force consists of labor of men, who are taken from their families and farms, and forced to work on the Great Wall (Henzel 13). Some dynasties such as the Sui Dynasty used young boys to also work on the Great Wall (Hinsberg 1). Not only did the construction of the Great Wall require a large work force, they also didn’t have enough people to work on it so they required people from all sorts of categories. It’s clear that the Chinese nation was desperate in need of workers. One of the first Emperor’s to assign people to work on the Great Wall is Qin Shi Huangdi, of the Qin dynasty (Henzel 10).
The formation of these ghettos was mainly due to language barriers. International migrants who only spoke their native language would only be able to progress with people they were able to communicate with. In knowing this, the arrival of many different immigrants from all over the world made it difficult to interact with people of different races. In addition, ghettos were mainly located in urban areas within the United States, which increased, statistically, how many Americans lived in cities. As supported on page 362, “By 1900 almost 40 percent of Americans lived in towns or cities.
The United States of America was built from the ground up through the labor of immigrants and slaves, yet has a history of discrimination against both. Moreover, resentment towards the latter escalated during the Industrial Revolution because citizens felt that their jobs were being robbed by immigrants. To restrict them, they first created the Chinese Exclusion Act which banned Chinese immigration for ten years, stemming from “economic and cultural tensions, as well as ethnic discrimination” (History State). Many of these foreigners fled their countries due to religious persecution, poverty, and political persecution. Therefore, citizens and foreigners had the same goals: freedom and the ability to support their families.
For example, England required China to pay $ 22 US dollars for reparations and open up numerous ports in China. After the Opium Wars brought China into imperialism, foreign countries including England came to china. Because ambassadors brought new technologies, mechanisms and religion to China, agriculture became less profitable and lots of peasants lost their occupations. Subsequently, the Boxer Rebellion or the Boxer Uprising, immense and vigorous rebellion against Christianity, took place between 1899 and 1902. Through the Boxer Rebellion, it lingered China lots of casualties, economic damages and influences.
The British were in India because there were 300 million people there so they would have people to work for less money. India was full of raw materials like tea and cotton, the British wanted those materials to sell and make new things. They were also there for the land; India has a lot of land that can be used for building factories and places to store the new things they will create. The government was almost completely run by Englishmen and the army/police force was used to control the Indians, they were hurting the environment of India and they were negatively impacting the Indians with the trade system they created, causing many famines leading to death upon millions those who survived were left illiterate. British imperialism had a negative impact on the politics of India because the government was almost
In contemporary America, globalization and multi-culturalism was on going which allowed many of the Chinese immigrants travel to America. The Chinese American culture developed rapidly in America and that it emerged the cross cultural communication. There were mainly two types of Chinese-Americans, one group tried to conserve the Chinese tradition, and the other group wanted to be Americanized. Amy Tan, was one of the second group, and this helped her to write cultural values including American culture in her book. However, Amy Tan did not get rid of the Chinese culture, because she was mentally and physically attached to Chinese-American culture.
In 1882, due to the high rate of Chinese immigrants, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress. This act meant that no Chinese immigrant could enter the United States for a period of ten years. At the beginning of the new century, the first World War began. As a result of World War One, art began to evolve. Publishers across the globe documented
Currently, China accounts for about 48.2 percent of the world’s total amount of coal, which is around 1.8 billion tons. Much of the coal and other resources coming from China, is brought to America. America and China have a stable friendship and work together to make both of their countries better. But during The Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion, the two countries did not really get along. The Boxers had chosen to do something about it.
This refers to a group of marginalized American citizens with origin from the Asian continent. The coming of Asians into America can be traced as far as the 1810s, between 1850 and 1905 a lot of Asians mostly Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos and later south Asian Americans immigrated into America in large numbers mostly as unskilled laborers. As their numbers increased rapidly1, ‘the model minority’ as they were referred to back then started facing racial discrimination in the U.S. This resulted as the other Americans saw them as a threat to job opportunities hence a generalized dislike towards them resulted. This was until the year 1965 when changes were made in the immigration laws eliminating race as an immigration factor.
Many Issei were laborers, coming to America to snatch up all the jobs the Chinese had left open in the wake of the Chinese Expulsion Act of 1882. Though many were laborers, some were students, merchants, or professionals. Racism was a massive problem for the Japanese-Americans. Native born Americans resented the Japanese presence in the Pacific Northwest as they believed that the Japanese were taking jobs that belonged to the Americans. Americans also disliked the Japanese because, after Imperial Japan’s win over Russia in 1905, Japan was considered a geopolitical rival.
Culturally, the Hatch Act granted land for agricultural experimental stations. This act not only boosted the agricultural aspect of America, but it provided jobs for industrial workers who prefered the rural jobs to the urban jobs. Overall, these government actions greatly affected the lives of the industrial workers in
Transportation- A big portion of railroads and industrial supplies were destroyed over the course of the war. The south had begun rebuilding transportation by the nineteenth century. West: Political-