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A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
A tale of two islands 2011b
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A tale of two islands 2011b
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  • 1. <ul><li>What do you think these people are thinking in this photograph? </li></ul>
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  • 6. <ul><li>14 Million between 1860-1900 </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for a new life </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Born </li></ul><ul><li>1870- 32,676,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1880- 42,869,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1890- 52,919,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1900- 64,344,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Born </li></ul><ul><li>1870- 5,480,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1880- 6,499,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1890- 9,198,000 </li></ul><ul><li>1900- 10,263,000 </li></ul>
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  • 9. <ul><li>U.S. had plenty of new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Few immigration restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid military service </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish population fled from religious persecution </li></ul>
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  • 12. <ul><li>Processing Center for many immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Most passed through in about a day </li></ul><ul><li>Layers of inspections </li></ul>
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  • 18. You carried you entire life.
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  • 20. <ul><li>About 1 in 5 newcomers were marked with chalk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ H” heart problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ K” for hernias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ X” for mental disability </li></ul></ul>
  • 21. Eye Test.
  • 22. The Button Hook
  • 23. Waiting to see if they have passed.
  • 24. Registry Room
  • 25. Waiting their turn
  • 26. Registry Room
  • 27. You thought lines at Disneyland were bad!
  • 28. Inspection Card Showing you have no diseases
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  • 30. <ul><li>Immigrants often settled in large cities </li></ul><ul><li>New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Detroit </li></ul><ul><li>Neighborhoods were often separated into ethnic groups </li></ul>
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  • 32. Life was nearly as good as they were told it would be.
  • 33. Buildings were often sub-standard.
  • 34. <ul><li>How well immigrants adapted depended on how well they learned: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adapted better if they had: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection to own ethnic group </li></ul></ul>
  • 35. <ul><li>China was suffering from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unemployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Famine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discovery of gold in California brought new immigrants </li></ul>
  • 36. <ul><li>Central Pacific Railroad hired on Chinese immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Settled in Western cities </li></ul><ul><li>Laborers, servants, or merchants </li></ul>
  • 37. <ul><li>San Francisco Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Barracks opened to process Asian Immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Most were young males in teens or early 20’s </li></ul><ul><li>Could be housed for months waiting process </li></ul>
  • 38. Arrival in Angel Island
  • 39. Same types of exams
  • 40. And More Tests…
  • 41. Detention Building…while you waited
  • 42. <ul><li>&quot;Ellis Island was created to let Europeans in,&quot; said Robert Barde, deputy director of the Institute of Business and Economic Research at the University of California, Berkeley, who is writing a book on immigration. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Angel Island was created to keep the Chinese out.&quot; </li></ul>
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