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Immigration to Hawaii. Plantations. Sugar was labor intensive. First used Hawaiians as labor. Gold Rush, disease decreased numbers. Looked else where for labor. An Act for the Government of Masters and Servants. Law passed by Hawaiian Legislature-1850

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    1. Immigration to Hawaii

    2. Plantations • Sugar was labor intensive. • First used Hawaiians as labor. • Gold Rush, disease decreased numbers. • Looked else where for labor.

    3. An Act for the Government of Masters and Servants • Law passed by Hawaiian Legislature-1850 • Approval to import foreigners as contract labor. • Sig: began the immigration of mainly Asian workers.

    4. Chinese • First to come. • Why? • For better life • Help family back in China • Mainly men at first

    5. Japanese • Japanese next major group • Why? • Better life • Help family in Japan • Overpopulation • Make Japan look good to world • Balance out Chinese • Mainly men, from the country prefectures.

    6. Korean • Koreans next major group. • why? • Better life • Help family in Korea • Kick out Japanese in Korea • Balance out Japanese

    7. Filipinos • Last major group to arrive • Why? • Better life • Help family in Philippines • Balance out Japanese

    8. Activity • You will be creating a poster encouraging people to immigrate to Hawaii to work on the sugar plantations. • Write your name on the back of the poster. • Have a slogan, have a pitch for the people to come. • Have a picture. • Your audience will be poor, uneducated people, mainly men. • Make it neat and colorful. • You will have about 30 minutes to do this.