America is an extremely diverse country, made up of people of different race and ethnic backgrounds. There are over 17 million Asian Americans living in the United States right now. Asian Americans make up 6% of the total United States population, and as the fastest growing race in America that number is constantly increasing. The people in the Asian community are very diverse, with different origin countries: China, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, etc. With sure a prominent influence on American culture, it is important that we study the history of Asians in America.