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This presentation covers material on immigration to the United States in the late 19th century, maily Chinese immigration.

This presentation covers material on immigration to the United States in the late 19th century, maily Chinese immigration.

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  • Strangers From a Different Shore: The Rising Tide of Chinese Immigration Melinda Sprinkle Forest Middle School Bedford County Public Schools
  • Chinese Boarding Ship Immigrant? Or Emigrants? What would life have been like to leave your home and family to live in another country? What would boarding the ship have been like?
  • What pushed Chinese immigrants from their homes? Push War Poverty Few Jobs Famine
  • What pulled Chinese immigrants to America?
    • Builders of America
      • California Gold Miners
      • Railroad builders
      • Farmers
      • Entrepreneurs
        • Ran Laundries,
        • Boarding Houses,
        • Restaurants
    Pull Escape from War Freedom Opportunity Jobs
  • What personal possessions did Chinese immigrants bring with them to America?
  • Chinese Immigrant Arrival at Angel Island What happened when immigrants first arrived in California?
  • Angel Island: Immigration Station What would have taken place while immigrants were at Angel Island?
  • Angel Island Describe what you think an interview would have been like. What questions would an official most likely have asked you?
  • Chinese Immigrants in Chinatown, San Francisco Once these immigrants were free to leave Angel Island, where would they most likely have gone?
  • What would immigrants have found in Chinatown? Chinese Food Help from Earlier Arrivals Chinese Newspapers
  • Do we still have ethnic neighborhoods in America? YES
  • Chinatown, San Francisco Today Photo reproduced with permission from Rodrigo Antunes. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2239/1973158265_5136d49c02_b.jpg
  • What have you learned?
    • Use what you have
    • to answer the Chinese Immigrant Activity Sheet
    • and to draw Chinese artifacts.