They’re Coming to America!<br />“Old Immigration”<br />
Where art thou from?<br />1. Where does your family come from?<br />2. If you don’t know, speculate!<br />3.Write down wha...
Neil Diamond’s “America”<br />“On the boats and on the planesThey&apos;re coming to AmericaNever looking back againThey&ap...
“Foundation”<br />We all have a “foundation”.<br />A “foundation” is the basis or groundwork of anything…<br />What is you...
Ashford (Surrey), England<br />
The New World	<br />Spain:  Florida, New Mexico, California<br />Great Britain: “13 Colonies”<br />Holland: New York, Penn...
Reasons for New World Immigration<br />Religious toleration<br />Chance to start a new life<br />Escape- Cromwell, Napoleo...
Germans<br />Poor conditions at home<br />Hessian Soldiers and Loyalist fears<br />Religion- Pennsylvania Dutch <br />The ...
Scandinavians<br />Northern settlers<br />Many came through Canada<br />Agrarian: Dairy farms<br />Settled the northern pl...
Irish<br />They were Catholic. THEY were Protestant.<br />Keep them down- the Penal Laws<br />You can grow taters in Irela...
Irish<br />
Some wore blue. Some wore grey…<br />Many immigrants fought in the Civil War.<br />German 48’ers fought for the Union.<br ...
Cobb and Meagher <br />General Thomas Reade Roots Cobb- CSA<br />General Thomas Francis Meagher- USA<br />Battle of Freder...
Why Should I Go to the New World?<br />Why would you or your ancestors want to come to the new world?<br />What were some ...
Home, to a new and a shiny placeMake our bed, and we&apos;ll say our graceFreedom&apos;s light burning warmFreedom&apos;s ...
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  1. 1. They’re Coming to America!<br />“Old Immigration”<br />
  2. 2. Where art thou from?<br />1. Where does your family come from?<br />2. If you don’t know, speculate!<br />3.Write down what you think of the following song. Is the song jubilant? Is it sad? Would it make your ancestors (or you) want to come to America??<br />
  3. 3. Neil Diamond’s “America”<br />“On the boats and on the planesThey&apos;re coming to AmericaNever looking back againThey&apos;re coming to America”<br />“Home, to a new and a shiny placeMake our bed, and we&apos;ll say our graceFreedom&apos;s light burning warmFreedom&apos;s light burning warm”<br />
  4. 4. “Foundation”<br />We all have a “foundation”.<br />A “foundation” is the basis or groundwork of anything…<br />What is your “foundation”? <br />
  5. 5. Ashford (Surrey), England<br />
  6. 6. The New World <br />Spain: Florida, New Mexico, California<br />Great Britain: “13 Colonies”<br />Holland: New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut<br />France: path of the Mississippi River, the Ohio country.<br />Russia: Alaska<br />Sweden/Finland: Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey<br />
  7. 7. Reasons for New World Immigration<br />Religious toleration<br />Chance to start a new life<br />Escape- Cromwell, Napoleon, etc.<br />You were a slave…<br />You were bored<br />
  8. 8. Germans<br />Poor conditions at home<br />Hessian Soldiers and Loyalist fears<br />Religion- Pennsylvania Dutch <br />The “Forty Eighters”<br />Columbus and Cincinnati <br />
  9. 9. Scandinavians<br />Northern settlers<br />Many came through Canada<br />Agrarian: Dairy farms<br />Settled the northern plains states.<br />Do they like it cold?<br />Did they give us anything of importance? <br />
  10. 10. Irish<br />They were Catholic. THEY were Protestant.<br />Keep them down- the Penal Laws<br />You can grow taters in Ireland. Dependent<br />The Famine and the Great White Queen<br />Landlords and evictions<br />Here they come…<br />
  11. 11. Irish<br />
  12. 12. Some wore blue. Some wore grey…<br />Many immigrants fought in the Civil War.<br />German 48’ers fought for the Union.<br />Many European immigrants sided with the Union.<br />The Irish had men on BOTH sides of the conflict.<br />
  13. 13. Cobb and Meagher <br />General Thomas Reade Roots Cobb- CSA<br />General Thomas Francis Meagher- USA<br />Battle of Fredericksburg, Mayre’s Heights<br />Meagher’s brigade virtually wiped out in the assault.<br />Brother shooting brother…<br />
  14. 14. Why Should I Go to the New World?<br />Why would you or your ancestors want to come to the new world?<br />What were some incentives?<br />What were some of the drawbacks?<br />
  15. 15. Home, to a new and a shiny placeMake our bed, and we&apos;ll say our graceFreedom&apos;s light burning warmFreedom&apos;s light burning warm<br />

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