Chinese Immigration Project
By: Sonia Leon- Ramirez & Roberto Carrillo
When, why, and how did the Chinese come to the United States?
Chinese migration took place over two parts: the first wave of Chinese migrants was in the 1850's to 1880's. The second was from the late 1970's to the present.
The citizens of China were dissatisfied with the government and economic pressures, these are the main reasons that thousands of migrants moved to the western regions of the U.S.A.
Chinese immigrants went on a 3 week journey by ship across the Pacific Ocean.
(Liang, Yvonne. & Hooper, Kate)
Laws in effect at the time...
- Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882- this act prohibited Chinese people to work in the United States and stopped Chinese residents from obtaining U.S citizenship
- Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965- this act maintained the U.S immigration system and expanded migration opportunities for non- European immigrants
How many Chinese Immigrants came to the United States?
How were they treated by the US?
Where did the group settled and what type of jobs did they take?
The jobs that they mostly found and took were low-skilled jobs such as mining, construction, agriculture and manufacturing. ( Hooper, Kate )
Contributions and Influence made by the Chinese
Liang, Yvonne. "The History of Chinese Immigration to the U.S." The History of Chinese Immigration to the U.S. Yvonne Liang, n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2016.
Hooper, Kate, and Jeanne Batalova. "Chinese Immigrants in the United States." Migrationpolicy.org. N.p., 27 Jan. 2015. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.
"Immigration." Immigration. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.
Cheng, Dean. "The Complicated History of U.S. Relations with China." The Heritage Foundation. N.p., 11 Oct. 2012. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.