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The Chinese Exclusion Act.pptx

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The Chinese Exclusion Act Group Members Shivam Desai Lamon Page Lydon Beggs Mila Hester
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California Gold Rush Started from 1849 when gold was found by James Marshall in Sutter’s Mill. The news brought 300,000 people from the rest of the united states and abroad. Being able to trade gold in for money was what really gained everyone's attention. Due to the financial gain by the California Gold Rush, a variety of immigrants rushed to California.
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1850’s – 1880’s Rise in Chinese Immigration 300,000 came to work in U.S. in the California mine during The Gold Rush. Which resulted into racism.
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Competition leaded to Violence While in the mining fields, white miners resented Chinese competition Chinese miners were forced to operate in less desirable sites and worked In large numbers for protection Chinese and Native Americans could not testify against whites
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Unnecessary Taxes Chinese were called “a danger to the welfare of the state of California” and a
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