Chinese immigrants came to America in hopes for a new life. They brought with them their language, culture, social institutions, and customs (“Chinese Immigration to the United States”). They came to America why almost everyone else did, for a shot at “Gold Mountain”. When that turned out to be a bust, they turned to very laborious jobs, like constructing the railroads, mining, and agriculture. Up to 90 percent of the labor force was Chinese (Patel, Samir S.).
Most importantly, the men planted thousands of trees on land that was made useless by fires, natural erosion, or lumbering. The CCC was actually responsible for over half the reforestation done in America’s history. Their work also included digging canals and ditches, building nearly forty thousand wildlife shelters, stocking rivers and lakes with almost a billion fish etc. This made the Civilian Conservation Corps very significant in the relief of the American people. Despite all of this, the CCC failed to give a decent amount work to the blacks for them to survive on, particularly in the South.
The Bubonic Plague, decimated nearly sixty percent of Europes entire population in the middle of the 14th century. Leaving nothing but death in its tracks, the bubonic plague derived the name the Black Death. Cases of this deathly plague were first reported in 1347, and gradually increased as the disease began to flourish from city to city. During this time, temperatures in Europe had significantly dropped, the heavy rainfall created widespread crop failures, which forced peasants to migrate towards heavily populated cities, just to survive. The population in urban areas soon tripled, as over crowding and severe poverty began to take place.
The Trail of Tears was part of the Indian-removal process. The federal government drove out fifteen thousand Creeks from their land with promises of money and concessions. All across America, nearly a quarter of a million Native Americans, who eventually were stripped of their land by immigrants from Europe, lived happily in the Americas. In the early 1830’s, America was prosperous with natives. By the late 1830’s; however, barely any natives remained in the southeast of the United States.
The Japanese bring the silver in return for China’s gold. In Doc #6, the process to obtain the silver in Spain is to evacuate it from a very rich black flint. It takes thousands of workers and it is a very strenuous process. Spanish records show that millions of silver coins have been taken out. In Doc #7, Chinese merchants trade with Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean in order to obtain the goods they need in return for what they have.
The Great Wall of Ancient China -Hailey Shipley More than 1 million people died while building the Great Wall of China! The Great Wall of ancient China was a huge wall that was build to keep out unwanted people (the Xiongnu). The Great Wall took many peoples lives because of the heights and suffering the people went through. The Wall took around 2,000 years to build. Did the benefits outweigh the costs?
One major similarity, besides the fact that both colonies were from England, is that both colonies had a very large number of deaths after winter passed. England sent 100 men and boys to establish jamestown colony. By the end of the first winter, around 40 members of jamestown still stood. In total, 70% of settlers would die in Jamestown. By the end of the first winter in Plymouth colony, 50% of the settlers died.
Most of the vessels were abandoned by passengers and crew who rushed off to the diggings. Abandoned vessels were leased for $3,000 a month — more than they ever earned afloat, and they were run aground too. Life was cheap in this new-born city, for example, a dozen of eggs cost six dollars. It was the most exciting city on earth by the 1850’s. Each day San Francisco built about thirty houses and got news of two murders and one fire.
Many of the rural population migrated into cities for jobs, while immigrants from Europe also added to the growth of the cities. As a result, from 1860 to 1900 alone, the number of urban areas in the United States expanded fivefold (Source 2). The immigrants who desperately needed employment and the greed of factory owners made the rise of sweat shops astonishing. Around the country low-paid immigrants, including women and children, worked for excessively long
Construction on the Titanic started in 1909 and finished the construction in the spring of 1911. It took 15,000 workers to build her with 8 of those men losing their lives during her construction. It took $7,5000 (€1.5 million) to build her. It took 3,000 rivets to construct the hull, which was a mix of iron and steel. It measured in 882.9 ft in length, 92 ft in width, and weighed 26,000 tons.
The workers were so starved to death that some resorted to cannibalism. The Chinese Workers worked the best and helped them break through the mountain after two years. Now they got millions of dollars of aid
During this time, the railroad became a massive industry, not just for transportation, but also for production building of the railroads. Industrial workers were a major working force, however, with this boom, a few people came to hold a majority of the wealth while the masses lived in poverty. During this time, laws were severely needed to control the corrupt corporations that ignored the masses. The railroads spanned the whole continent, which lead the opening of settling west. When Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, only 35,000 miles of steam railways were contracted, but by 1900, there were 192,556 miles of railway.
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.
Conditions at these camps were very harsh and the mortality rate, or the chance you have of getting out alive, was on average 27%. There were more than 150 prison camps established throughout the Civil War. They were all filled way past their capacity limits so inmates were very crowded with very little provisions and surrounded by disease. Three infamous prison camps are the Union’s Fort Delaware, Elmira Prison in New York, and Camp Sumter or Andersonville Prison. An estimated 56,000 men perished in prison camps during the Civil War.