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  • They’re Coming to America!
    “Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free?”
  • “New Immigration”
    Write down 3 things that you find interesting about this video
    Do you notice anything different about these immigrants compared to those from yesterday- skin color, dress, gender, economic class?
  • The NEW America…
    America begins to Industrialize and Urbanize.
    Many in these cities feared these new immigrants
    People feared the networking of new immigrants
  • Who are “New Immigrants”
    Italian
    Asian: China, Korea, Japan
    Eastern European: Hungry, Czechoslovakia, Poland
    Russian
  • Ellis Island, New York
    Island off of Manhattan Island.
    Entry point for immigrants from Europe.
    Immigrants were examined, detained, or deported. Health…
    12 million immigrants passed through this facility from 1892 and 1954.
    All of this done on an island…
  • Italians
    Most began arriving after 1900
    Left because of poor economic conditions
    Northeast United States
    “Little Italy”
    Many felt that they were ALL part of the mafia- they were attacked for these stereotypes.
  • Eastern Europeans
    Polish: American Revolution- General Pulaski. Industrialization and unemployment drove them to leave.
    Czech: settled in the Midwest, were Agrarian, and were mainly CATHOLIC.
    Hungarian: Two waves- 1) The Forty Ninersand 2) Poorer less educated people leaving towards the turn of the century.
  • Russians
    Began to arrive after the 1862 Homestead Act
    Many came due to political trouble and economic trouble at home.
    The last wave of Russian immigrants came after the October Revolution in 1917
    Many left Russia for religious freedom…
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  • San Francisco
    Large port city in California- Pacific Ocean…
    Many Asian immigrants entered the U.S. here.
    Many Asian immigrants were violently attacked in the city as anti-immigration sentiment began to spread.
  • Japanese
    Japan: Settled in controlled numbers in California and the Hawaiian territory. Share croppers and plantation workers in HI.
    Steps were taken in the first decade of the 20th century to begin to outlaw immigration.
    1907: Gentleman's Agreement- deal that Japan would quit issuing labor passports.
  • Koreans
    Came through San Francisco
    Were used to replace Chinese and Japanese workers on Hawaiian plantations.
    Same fate as the Japanese. Restrictions.
  • Chinese
    Many left due to dynastic wars, poverty, etc.
    Cheap labor- Transcontinental Railroad (Central Pacific)
    Good workers? Why?
    49’ers, farmers, laborers
    Chinatowns
    Many laws enacted to keep the Chinese down.
    Chinese Exclusion Act- Denied Chinese Immigration and denied citizenship to those here.
    POTUS Cleveland: "an element ignorant of our constitution and laws, impossible of assimilation with our people and dangerous to our peace and welfare."
  • The Jewish “Problem”
    Immigration in the 1880’s due to persecution in Eastern Europe.
    Were intrigued by “freedom”
    Many left due to the Pogroms, or anti-Jewish uprisings in Russia- Czar Alexander III
    Anti-Semitism was high in Europe.
  • The Laws of the Land
    Chinese Exclusion Act(1882)- banned immigration and citizenship.
    Immigration Act of 1917: Kept out those that the congress felt were inadequate- illiterate, uneducated, etc. Also kept out the rest of Asia.
    Emergency Quota Act(1921)- Placed a quota on the total number of immigrants that could enter our country.
  • Fear
    Nativism: Fear of immigrants.
    They stink, they drink, and they don’t practice our religion- Catholics and Orthodox.
    Felt they would take their jobs.
    Felt that they would lower wages and make unions weak.
    Sparked violence in urban areas.
  • Reflection
    Is immigration a problem now?
    What things shock you about “New Immigration”?
    What are the differences between “New” and “Old” immigration?
    Give us your tired…?