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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.