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The Canadian Pacific Railway. The Chinese Workers. Building the CPR. When the railway was being built in the 1800s, many Chinese men were hired to do the work. Dangerous Work.

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The canadian pacific railway

The Canadian Pacific Railway

The Chinese Workers


Building the cpr

Building the CPR

  • When the railway was being built in the 1800s, many Chinese men were hired to do the work.


Dangerous work

Dangerous Work

  • They were given the most dangerous jobs including placing explosives, and were paid significantly less than other workers

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqRWQa0rIso&feature=related


After the railway

After the Railway

  • After the railway was built, Chinese Canadians were treated with discrimination.

  • They were charged a “head tax” of $50 per person which many couldn’t afford


The canadian pacific railway

  • The “Chinese Exclusion Act” was a government law which prevented them from bringing their wives and children to Canada

  • http://www.mhso.ca/tiesthatbind/ChineseRailWorkers.php


The canadian pacific railway

  • They say that for every mile of the railroad, there is one dead Chinese worker

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laR8RRLBgTI

    https://www.historica-dominion.ca/content/heritage-minutes/nitro?media_type=41&media_category=36


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