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  • Portland's Japantown Community Analysis

    (Katagiri). Because Oregon was a common place for the Japanese to enter the United States, many of the immigrants chose to stay in Portland (Sakamoto). Portland’s Japantown was characterized by flourishing business, schools, and a strong sense of community. Furthermore, although Japantown was originally predominantly male community similar to Portland’s Chinatown, the Japanese started families, which gave them an advantage over other minority groups and helped ease their assimilation into American society. A strong sense of community characterized Portland’s Japantown before World War II. Because multiple families lived in the same neighborhood, there were many…

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  • The New Chinese America Summary

    Xiaojian Zhao in The New Chinese America explores the emergence of a new social hierarchy through the scope of the historical, economic, and social foundations of the Chinese American community. The new social hierarchy was revealed after the 1965 Immigration Act. Zhao gathered her information through a variety of methods including census statistics, archival material and a wide collection of oral histories and face-to-face interviews. She uses class analyses to shed light on the difficulties in…

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  • Chinese Immigration Essay

    mid-1850s, a large number of Chinese traversed the Pacific Ocean to the United States for one reason: an apparent guarantee of gold deposits in the mountains of balmy California. Although the guarantee of gold allured the Chinese to California in huge numbers, they were already somewhat acquainted with the West Coast prior to the Gold Rush. Around 1600, they knew enough about the state’s territory to draw a coastal map. History proposes early Chinese pioneers may have traveled to North America…

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  • Essay On Early Korean Immigration

    Early Korean Immigration History During the 1800s, Korea was largely isolated from the rest of the world, and so as a result, they were often referred to as the Hermit Kingdom. While Korea's first record of immigration was during the 1800s, their immigration was only in small amounts, and only really started during the early 1900s. By 1900, 23 thousand Koreans were living in maritime provinces, this was largely due to the Chinese Exclusion act of 1882, which created a need for labourers in…

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  • Naturalization Of Immigration

    struggle between immigrants and Americans has gone back for centuries, as the two have tried for years to find compromises in living together in one country. The government made efforts after the Civil War and during World War I against immigrants. For example, Congress became stricter on state laws in regards to regulating immigration. This included things such as passing…

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  • How Did Industrialization Change For The Better

    Change for the Better? When people think of the industrialization the hoi polloi would usually think of how much it helped Americans towards the future. Well they would not be in the wrong for thinking that, but the industrial revolution was not the bright age of progression most people think it to be. It was also a dark time for the general populous of America. Between 1830 and 1900, the United States population grew by 595%. With the sudden population growth, cities became overcrowded and…

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  • The Hardships Of Immigrants

    “Immigrants were blamed to be the cause of the dirtier and unhealthier cities” (Brackemyre). Immigrants were not treated like normal Americans. The scariest and most dangerous jobs were for the new people’s jobs. The new comers worked with explosives, and also worked in mines (“making a living- johnson heritage center). For the workers there was no set minimum wage. Yes, they are immigrants,but they should have at least had a fair chance at the opportunity 's as Americans have. Immigrants had…

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  • Nativist Response To Immigration Essay

    from the increased migration of immigrants. While some were positive views, most of them were negative. In spite of the fact that amid the time of 1840 to 1929 nativist reaction toward immigration initially was accepting amid the years of Western Migration, nativist reaction later changed to separated and antagonistic views toward foreigners. Americans even continued to respond with…

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  • Criminology And Criminal Justice Case Study

    Finding out the motive behind a person’s actions is crucial, and using the law to fight for justice is essential. In some cases, an innocent person is deemed guilty, and it is up the the attorney to fight for that person’s freedom. Unfortunately, many Chinese Americans cannot acquire the best legal representation, because they cannot speak English. This may lead to a longer sentence or higher restitution fees. As a first generation Chinese American female, this issue is meaningful and important…

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  • Amy Tan Tow Kinds Analysis

    up in a different environment, and how to eliminate their cultural misunderstanding and conflicts between her and her daughter. Their conflict is very common and come from different reasons and experiences that parent and children have had. The result is that both parent and children end up heaving disagreement and misunderstanding that often led to weak relationship between them. The parent- child conflict start early in young children but it is more obvious and major in adolescence. During…

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