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					Coming to America
“Immigration is painful to all men”
        Why do people leave their
              homeland?
 Economic
  Poverty, Famine, “land of opportunity”

 Religious
     Pilgrims, Freedom to Worship

 Political
     Declaration of Independence

 Forced
     Slavery
            Waves of Immigrants
              OLD    NEW     MODERN
WEALTH

APPEARANCE

TREATMENT

RELIGION
Old immigrants/modern times
OLD Immigration
           Old Immigrants:
            (1840-1890)

               Northern/Western
                Europe

               Germany, Ireland,
                England, Sweden,
                Norway, Holland
              Old Immigrants
 Relocate     to Midwest Farmland
     Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio

     Remain Isolated

     Hold onto culture and language for several
      generations.
               Old Immigrants
   Wealth?                   Some wealth, buy
                               farm, not dirt poor.

   Appearance?               Light skin, light hair,
                               white.


   Treatment in America   Generally Accepted.


   Religion               Mainly Protestant
                 New Immigration
   New Immigrants
    (1890-1930)

   18 Million

   Southern/Eastern
    Europe

   Italy, Hungary, Spain,
    Russia, Poland,
    Greece
                       Travel
   Ships (2 Weeks)

   Steerage (bottom of
    ship) poor ventilation,
    food, air quality,
    toilets, no privacy.

   Cost = $50.00
              Travel / Entry Points
   70 % New York City
       Baltimore, Boston,
        Philadelphia

       Ellis Island, NY.
        (Welcome/Process
        Station) Located near
        Statue of Liberty.

       Who is “fit” to live in
        America?
             New Immigrants
 Relocate      to major industrial cities.

     New York, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland,
      Boston

     Become ghetto dwellers.

     Live in small cramped urban apartments.
      Make money and send for relatives.
               New Immigrants
   Wealth                    Poor to Very Poor


   Appearance                Darker Skin, Darker Hair,
                               (White)

                              Not accepted, Flood job
   Treatment in America       market, appearance,
                               religion.

   Religion
                              Catholic, Greek Orthodox
Additional Facts on Immigration
   Million come to U.S.A. Between 1860-
 25
 1930

 Some  want to limit Immigration 1890
 (close of Western Frontier) “No more
 West”

 Fearof Increased competition leads to
 new legislation/nativist attitudes
          Chinese Immigration
   Entry: San Francisco,
    Seattle

   Reasons: Build R.R.
    Economic

   Settle: Mostly Urban,
    but found in Rural
    areas
   Legal Actions Taken Against
           Immigrants
 Chinese  Exclusion Act 1882
 (Cuts off all immigration from China)

 Immigration  Act 1917 (Ended
 immigration from most Asian-Pacific
 regions)

 Emergency     Quota Act (3% of each
 nationality living in America)
Nativist Reaction to Immigration
 Nativism=Hostility
  from native-born
  Americans.

 -Racism
 -Taking Jobs
 -Won’t become
   “Real
   Americans”
        Recent/Current Immigration
   Modern Immigration
    (1960 – Present)

       Mexico, South America,
        Asia


       Multiculturalism

       Bilingualism

       Illegal Immigration
  What is Janek’s
  Experience????
What immigration issues does
     Janek deal with??

				
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