US. This essay will describe three contributions of Chinese in America: two products, ginseng and tea, and one method of medicine, acupuncture.

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THREE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CHINESE IMMIGRANTS         The Chinese started immigrating to the United States in 1849. They left China in search of a better life. Life in China in the 1800's was very hard. There wasn't enough food, money and the cities were overpopulated. They heard about the United States and believed there was an opportunity to start over again. They hoped to find jobs on the railroad or to strike gold. When they arrived in the …

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…American physicians and dentists have been trained to use acupuncture and learned about its benefits.         The Chinese, like many immigrant groups, suffered difficult beginnings in their new life in the United States. However, many of them eventually succeeded in making a better life for themselves and their families. In addition, the Chinese are responsible for important and lasting contributions to American life. This essay describes three of these contributions. They are ginseng, tea and acupuncture.