Hello Pen Pal, I really enjoyed hearing about your cultural background and your beliefs, not that it was all so beautiful because your people too, faced prejudice and discrimination. Now I see you want to know about the history of my people, well as you know I am of Asian descent. My ancestors started to arrive in the America as early as 1800s. The descendants of the Asian consist of Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Bangladesh and Twainese. We became somewhat popular during 1848, when gold was discovered in what is now California. The European Americans openly allowed Asian immigrants during this time because they worked long hours for cheap labor, digging for gold during the “Gold Rush”. After the hype of gold was over white Americans begin to label Asian as a threat and did not want us there anymore. The Chinese Exclusion Act was put into place to stop the flow of immigrants from China. It was so crazy to me when I heard about this from my ancestors and read it in books; because to me it seems as all people coming to this were immigrants. The Native Americans were there and had developed their cultures and traditions, and then Europeans came and started to claim what wasn’t rightfully theirs. Any who, laws were being passed barring Asian people from certain kind of work, intermarrying with whites, owning homes, receiving education, and living in certain parts of cities. This left us with no other choice but to go back to what we knew best, help each other. Chinatowns began to form, Chinese restaurants, Korean grocery stores, laundry shops and etc. We were isolated in our own communities for our own survival. This was not by our choice, but was the only option we had left due to prejudice and discrimination from the whites. At the time Asian were forbidden to become citizens and were not allowed to vote, but they fought for equal rights and for dignity and self respect. Throughout all our efforts we just wanted to become Americans and add to the growth and culture. When World War II began, it brought on more challenges for people of Asian background. The Americans were afraid that Asian may take the side of Japan, especially after Pearl Harbor. In 1942 President Roosevelt forced many Japanese to live in military detention camps. They stripped them of their property, farms and small business, but most of all their liberty, dignity, and traditions. It was in 1944 when the Supreme Court labeled this as unconstitutional and Japanese were released. Later in 1988 the surviving camp inmates received $20,000 as compensation for their time being forced to live in the camps. Later they passed The 1965 Immigration Act. This act was a significant moment in Asian history. It changed the past by pushing the old strict immigration policies and allowed Asians into mainstream American society. Also during the war many Asian women married the white soldiers and were allowed to come to America freely. This act help pass laws to where…
History Midterm Project Essay
The first settlers that settlered in America were the Native Americans. There were about 1.5 million Native Americans that lived in the continental United States, although estimates of the number vary greatly. Their settlements ranged across the Western Hemisphere and were built on many of the sites where modern cities now rise. They hunted deer, buffalo, and other game and cultivated land where today crops are still grown. Their hunters, warriors…
The role of the US today.
Throughout our history, American citizens have been inspired by our political, religious, and economic freedoms to act as ambassadors of liberty. As missionaries, merchants, and medics, America has established schools, orphanages, and hospitals. They have translated literature, educated children, and inspired political reform in countries around the world that were oppressed and impoverished.
The civic engagement of the individual American citizens and their commitment…
It reserved substantial powers for the states and granted sovereignty, freedom, and independence. It was established in 1777 by congress. “Its powers included conducting foreign relations, mediating interstate disputes, controlling maritime affairs, regulating Indian trade, and valuing state and national coinage” page 168. Eventually, the Confederation Congress wanted to revise the Articles of confederation, and in May of 1787, 55 men who represented each state except for Rhode Island, met in Philadelphia…
all the sources you use.
• Throughout most of U.S. history, in most locations, what race has been in the majority? What is the common ancestral background of most members of this group?
While the Unites States is a very diverse country that consist of many races such as Whites, American Indians, Asians and African Americans. However, there is one race that is considerably the most common race throughout most locations of the United States. According to the 2010 U.S. Census White Americans are…
foreign aid to other counties. The United States gives out
$23 billion to $37 billion each year. The countries that the United States give foreign aid to
are not a big fan of them. They can do anything with the money that we give them, and not
even for the right or wrong reason. The United States gives foreign aid to a lot of different
places around the world, and they may not even need the foreign aid. The United States
does not even know if the foreign…
The treaty that took place in New England during the 17th century were of vital importance for the history of the United States of America. It was the initial period of the relations with the Native American. When the Pilgrims made a landfall in New England, they did not enter an empty land. The area had been a homeland to numerous groups of Native Americans with their own societies and history. For thousands of years, these peoples had managed to maintain their unique culture and lifestyle and…
Timeline of the History
of the United States of
By Kristine Chillura
French and Indian War
Treaty of Paris
Proclamation of 1763
May - James Otis raises the issue of taxation without representation
August - Merchants in Boston boycott British luxury goods
March – Stamp Act
March – Quartering Act
May – Patrick Henry presents the seven Virginia Resolutions to the House of Burgesses
November 25, 2012
The Characteristics of the United State of America
The character of the United States of America has been an ever changing dynamic since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Since that time the character of this great nation has been built upon making it what it is today. Because of the many events in the history of the United States it is characterized by independence, freedom, equality, innovation and a nation of vast lands where people of all races live together…
Throughout history countries such as the United States and Great Britain, had to construct new policies to ensure a stable economy, such as the Washington’s Farewell Address and the Non-Intercourse Act. In addition, there are experiences, like technological advancements in order to establish the ability and power to grow to expand their markets to other countries. These are just two of the key factors that contributed to the vast economic growth in the U.S between the 19th…