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The conclusion of the civil war gave rise to giant family corporations that still thrive  today, such as the Carnegies, Rockefellers, and Vanderbilt (Ross-Nazzal). As these family  owned corporations grew, their respective leaders realized that American labor cost them more  financially than foreign labor. The competitively low salaries of foreigners were, in part, due to  low employment rates in their home countries. The hopes of attaining financial stability in the  United States prompted an influx of immigrants into America. American businesses started to  use immigrants for cheap labor, which combated their dependency on the domestic work force.  This demand for cheap labor propelled the need for additional workers from Asia, Africa, and  Europe.  The huge influx of foreign workers quickly led to many social problems in the U.S. The  majority of American workers resented foreigners for causing them to lose their jobs and  lowering their salaries. Not only did foreigners have meager salaries, but they also lived in  horrible   conditions.   Immigrants   also   faced   much   discrimination   in   the   U.S.   with   the 
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