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  • Newsies
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  • Frederick William Vanderbilt’s bedroom in Vanderbilt Mansion
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  • Vanderbilt Mansion, finished in August 1898, Hyde Park NY
    Cornelius Vanderbilt, railroad and shipping tycoon
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    GW Vanderbilt II
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    • 1. Immigration Ch 15.1 & 2
    • 2. New ImmigrantsNew Immigrants  immigrants had come from northern Europe since before the American Revolution – United Kingdom (England, Scotland, & Irish) – Germany – Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway, & Finland)  fewer immigrants came from these countries – they already had industrialized countries
    • 3. New ImmigrantsNew Immigrants southern & eastern Europe eastern Mediterranean much of these areas controlled by – Russian Empire – Austro-Hungarian Empire – Ottoman (Turkish) Empire
    • 4. New ImmigrantsNew Immigrants  reasons for leaving: – overpopulation – lack of jobs – mistreatment by government  America offered: – jobs – opportunity – freedom
    • 5. Crossing the OceanCrossing the Ocean  steamships were safer & faster  steamships didn’t have to worry about winds  steamships could operate on any schedule  cheap passage available – single men could come to America for a few months or years & go home
    • 6. Ellis Island: Gate to AmericaEllis Island: Gate to America  1886: Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor  1892: Ellis Island opened as immigration center  What happened at Ellis Island?
    • 7. Medical CheckupsMedical Checkups checked for diseases & other health impairments depending on the disease, an immigrant could be – turned away – kept on the island until improvement
    • 8. ProcessingProcessing inspectors might ask immigrants: – Name? – Occupation? – Who paid your fare? – Can you read & write? – How much money do you have? – Have you ever been in prison or the poorhouse? – Where are you going?
    • 9. Name ChangesName Changes  during this processing, names often changed  names that were difficult to pronounce or spell were changed  American-sounding names
    • 10. Immigrants SettledImmigrants Settled settled where there was work – mines – mills – factories beginning of 1900s half of all immigrants settled in four states – New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, & Illinois
    • 11. Immigrants SettledImmigrants Settled most immigrants ended up where relatives were located – many immigrants had relatives in America pay their way most immigrants ended up doing similar jobs to what their relatives did
    • 12. Living conditions in USLiving conditions in US For the poor— – TENEMENT buildings – Overcrowded, dark, unventilated apartments – 10-12 family members living in a 1-2 BR apt – Disease spread quickly, no windows – High rent for small space
    • 13. Working conditions -Many women and children worked to support the family -“Newsies” was about the plight of child newspaper boys -Poorly lit, not properly ventilated factories -long hours
    • 14. Meanwhile…the rich lived well! -Houses that looked like castles -Factory owners -Fashionable
    • 15. Vanderbilt estate
    • 16. Carnegie Mansion
    • 17. Rockefeller mansion

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