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					Immigration in America
  1. Why was there an influx of
  European and Asian immigration?
  2. What was the response in
            America?
        European Immigration
 Mostly Eastern Europe
  (1/2 Jewish)
 WHY did the come?
  – Jobs
  – Persecution
  – Society
        European Immigration
 Steerage: Cheap
  Accommodations
 Easiest way to get to
  America.
 Usually saved up for
  years before being
  able to come over.
Putting Together the Statue of Liberty:
France’s Gift to the United States
                 Ellis Island
   1892-1954
   12 Million
   Medical Exams
   Sent Back or Hospital
                         Brooklyn




Wall Street       Governors
                  Island




              Ellis Island

                             Statue


                   NJ
Dormitory
“Radicals” Awaiting Departure
Asian Immigration (Angel Island)
 Settlement created in
  California for Chinese
 Why:
  – Jobs
  – Poverty/Famine
  – Railroads
 Mostly Chinese,
  some Japanese
                Urbanization
 Skyscrapers (population)
 Mass Transit
   – Subway/Trains
     (congestion)
 Tenements: Crowded
  apartments
 Jacob Riis documents
  slums, alcohol, violence
 Jane Addams Hull House:
  Settlement Houses for
  women and children
Building NY’s Skyscrapers
     Response to Immigration
 Nativism (hatred of Immigrants)
  – Protestants vs. Catholics
  – Anti Semitism
  – Jobs (low wages, take jobs)
 Laws 1882
  – No convicts, poor, mentally disabled
  – Chinese Exclusion Act: No citizenship, no
    immigration 10 years

				
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