The New Immigrants
A flood of Immigrants
Before1865 most immigrants to the
U.S. came from Northern and Western
Old Immigrants were:
Blended well with Americans
In 1907, nearly 1.3 million people
came to America.
The “new” immigrants started coming from
different places. Where?
Did you know???
By1907 80 % of immigrants were
coming from Southern and
What religion do you think that
the “new” immigrants were? (hint
Very few spoke English.
Why would not speaking English
prevent you from blending well in
Ask your self these questions
How friendly would you be to someone
who came to our school that did not speak
Would it be hard to communicate?
What ways would you try and make that
person feel comfortable?
Leaving Troubles Behind
Why did immigrants
leave their homelands?
(hint on Pg. 583)
Journey to America
How did immigrants get
Statue of Liberty
Which country gave the statue
The quote on the Statue of
Liberty says… (look on page
584 and let’s read together)
Turn to page 584 and I
will read a quote from a
young immigrant girl
New arrivals were registered at:
Where would immigrants go?
Where would they live?
What was the greatest challenge?
To find work
Immigrants got jobs in:
Read on page 585 for stories of labor
Adjusting to the U.S.A.
Immigrants wanted to become like
Americans, but still have their cultures
Most immigrants had little to no
education and worked as unskilled
Ethnic groups lived together in
not like all the
Worked for less $
Could not understand their
Chinese Exclusion Act
What did it do?
It prevented Chinese workers from coming to
the U.S. for 10 years.
Japan and American came to an agreement in
1907- this allowed a limited # of Japanese to
the U.S. and the U.S. agreed to treat them
Immigration Act of 1907
Required literacy test
America is a
How did immigrants contribute to
Provided workers for
Gave nation major religions
New Immigrants were from Southern and
Brought their religions, cultures and language
Did not blend well