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Immigration

  1. 1. Immigration Immigrants from Ireland and Germany
  2. 2. Pull Factors <ul><li>Reasons to come to the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>A new life </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom </li></ul>
  3. 3. Push Factors
  4. 4. <ul><li>Irish Immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Fled Ireland because of potato famine in 1840s </li></ul><ul><li>Most were very poor. </li></ul><ul><li>cities in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>Men worked at unskilled jobs or by building canals and railroads. </li></ul><ul><li>Women worked as domestic servants for wealthy families. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>German Immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Some educated Germans fled for political reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>Most were working class and came for economic reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>Many became farmers and lived in rural areas. </li></ul><ul><li>had to take low-paying jobs, such as tailors, seamstresses, bricklayers, servants, clerks, and bakers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Immigration Video ?’s <ul><li>What were the specific reasons listed for coming to America? (Pull Factors) </li></ul><ul><li>How were immigrants treated when they came to America for work? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What were conditions like in cities? </li></ul>

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