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					The New Immigrants
     Ch. 20/1
        A flood of Immigrants
 Before1865 most immigrants to the
 U.S. came from Northern and Western
 Europe.

 Old Immigrants were:
   Protestant

   Spoke English

   Blended well with Americans
After  the
  Civil War,
     more
 immigrants
journeyed to
   the U.S.
In 1907, nearly 1.3 million people
        came to America.
             New Immigration
   The “new” immigrants started coming from
    different places. Where?
Greece
Russia
Hungry
Turkey
Poland
         Did you know???
 By1907 80 % of immigrants were
 coming from Southern and
 Eastern Europe



 What religion do you think that
 the “new” immigrants were? (hint
 page 583)
                Religions
 Catholic

 Jewish




   Very few spoke English.
      Why would not speaking English
       prevent you from blending well in
                    society?
     Ask your self these questions
   How friendly would you be to someone
    who came to our school that did not speak
    English?.

   Would it be hard to communicate?

   What ways would you try and make that
    person feel comfortable?
             After 1900…
   Many immigrated
         from:

Mexico

Japan

China
 Leaving Troubles Behind

Why   did immigrants
leave their homelands?
   (hint on Pg. 583)
    Journey to America

How  did immigrants get
to America?
 Ships

 Horse back
Statue of Liberty
Which    country gave the statue
 to us?

The quote on the Statue of
 Liberty says… (look on page
 584 and let’s read together)
        True Accounts

Turn  to page 584 and I
will read a quote from a
young immigrant girl
 New  arrivals were registered at:
  Ellis Island

  Angel Island



  Where would immigrants go?
  Where would they live?
What was the greatest challenge?
   To find work



   Immigrants got jobs in:
      Steel Mills

      Sweatshops

      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
 and traditions.

 Most  immigrants had little to no
  education and worked as unskilled
  laborers.
 Ethnic groups lived together in
  communities.
       America Attitude
    Many
Americans did
not like all the
 immigrants
  coming to
America. Why?
           Immigrants:

 Took  jobs
 Worked for less $

 Could not understand their
  cultures
 Unfamiliar Language
              Immigration Laws
   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
      fairly.
    Immigration Act of 1907

Required literacy test
Pay Taxes

NO Criminals
 Some people
    helped
immigrants by
  saying that
 America is a
   nation of
 immigrants.
 How did immigrants contribute to
           America?
Provided   workers for
 industries
Gave nation major religions



Lets   recap…
                      Recap
   New Immigrants were from Southern and
    Eastern Europe
   Brought their religions, cultures and language
   Did not blend well

				
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