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Boom or Bust Mapping an Immigrant’s Story
The American Dream  Maps, music, artifacts tell the immigrant stories of  push pull factors in the early 1900’s
Resources <ul><li>1.http://www.pbs.org/fmc/ </li></ul><ul><li>timeline/eimmigration.htm </li></ul><ul><li>2.http://www.foo...
Dreams of a Better Life
The Face of America Changes <ul><li>From  1890 to 1920 , the population of American cities doubled and doubled again. </li...
East Coast  West Coast Ellis Island  Angel Island <ul><li>They sought economic opportunities and political liberty. But th...
Passage Across the Atlantic <ul><li>Steamships=Floating Villages </li></ul><ul><li>2,000 in steerage  </li></ul><ul><li>Do...
Mapping the Trip <ul><li>Why they came to America? </li></ul><ul><li>What transportation modes did they use to get to Cali...
Landing at Ellis Island <ul><li>Push factors economic difficulties and political persecution </li></ul><ul><li>Pull factor...
Immigrant Inspection <ul><li>New York medical officer checks a woman’s eyes for trachoma, a disease that would cause immed...
Map of Ellis Island <ul><li>Immigrants disembarked at the Hudson River Piers & then were ferried on barges to Ellis Island...
A welcoming site… <ul><li>“ I go to the United States to seek to earn a living. </li></ul><ul><li>Goodbye, my beloved land...
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  1. 1. Boom or Bust Mapping an Immigrant’s Story
  2. 2. The American Dream Maps, music, artifacts tell the immigrant stories of push pull factors in the early 1900’s
  3. 3. Resources <ul><li>1.http://www.pbs.org/fmc/ </li></ul><ul><li>timeline/eimmigration.htm </li></ul><ul><li>2.http://www.footnote.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>page/92600263_a_history_ </li></ul><ul><li>of_american_immigration </li></ul><ul><li>3.http://library.thinkquest.org/20619/Eivirt.html Ellis Island </li></ul><ul><li>4.http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2001701379/ </li></ul><ul><li>5.http://www.maggieblanck. </li></ul><ul><li>com/Immigration.html </li></ul><ul><li>6. Icivics.org (Immigration Nation Game) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dreams of a Better Life
  5. 5. The Face of America Changes <ul><li>From 1890 to 1920 , the population of American cities doubled and doubled again. </li></ul><ul><li>From 1880 to 1930 , 27 million people migrated to the United States. It was the largest migration in human history, before or since. Immigrants came primarily from Southern and Eastern Europe. </li></ul>
  6. 6. East Coast West Coast Ellis Island Angel Island <ul><li>They sought economic opportunities and political liberty. But the immigrants were “not Protestant, not educated, not skilled and not liked.”  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1880-1930 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>20.8% Italy </li></ul><ul><li>18.1% Austria-Hungary </li></ul><ul><li>14.9% Russian </li></ul><ul><li>12.7% Germany </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1910-1940 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>175,000 Chinese came to US through Angel Is. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Passage Across the Atlantic <ul><li>Steamships=Floating Villages </li></ul><ul><li>2,000 in steerage </li></ul><ul><li>Dozens of nationalities </li></ul><ul><li>“ the atmosphere was so thick and dense with smoke & bodily odors that your head itched & when you when to scratch your head…you got lice in your hands.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mapping the Trip <ul><li>Why they came to America? </li></ul><ul><li>What transportation modes did they use to get to California? </li></ul><ul><li>What challenges did they have? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Landing at Ellis Island <ul><li>Push factors economic difficulties and political persecution </li></ul><ul><li>Pull factors economic opportunities and freedom from persecution </li></ul>
  10. 10. Immigrant Inspection <ul><li>New York medical officer checks a woman’s eyes for trachoma, a disease that would cause immediate deportation. 1907 legislation barred people with TB, epilepsy & physical disabilities. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Map of Ellis Island <ul><li>Immigrants disembarked at the Hudson River Piers & then were ferried on barges to Ellis Island where they were given numbered tags. </li></ul>
  12. 12. A welcoming site… <ul><li>“ I go to the United States to seek to earn a living. </li></ul><ul><li>Goodbye, my beloved land; I bear you in my heart.” </li></ul>
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