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Chapter 7 Immigrants and Urbanization Section 1 The New Immigrants
If you learn anything today… <ul><li>learn about… </li></ul><ul><li>Why people immigrated to the U.S. during this time. </...
Why did the Immigrants come? <ul><li>The promise of a better life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>La...
Entry Points <ul><li>Ellis Island </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New York Harbor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Between 1892 & 1924, ov...
 
 
 
 
Biggest Problems <ul><li>Language  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most did not speak English. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Money </li></u...
Local Reaction <ul><li>Melting Pot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Americans wanted new immigrants to abandon their customs and blen...
Anti-Immigrant Attitudes <ul><li>Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 1 st  significant restriction on f...
Anti-Immigrant Attitudes <ul><li>Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The racism in place (both social & gov...
 
Anti-Immigrant Attitudes <ul><li>Gentleman’s Agreement (1907 – Teddy Roosevelt) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An informal agreemen...
Discussion Question In light of immigration history, are many Americans out of line when wanting to exclude current illega...
Discussion Question Why do you think our country has been historically (and presently to an extent) opposed to immigrants?
Discussion Question What should be the qualifications for becoming a US citizen?
Classwork/Homework <ul><li>Page 266 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms & Names </li></ul><ul><li>Main Idea #2 “Solutions to Urban Pro...
 
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  1. 1. Chapter 7 Immigrants and Urbanization Section 1 The New Immigrants
  2. 2. If you learn anything today… <ul><li>learn about… </li></ul><ul><li>Why people immigrated to the U.S. during this time. </li></ul><ul><li>The biggest problems facing these new immigrants. </li></ul><ul><li>The different reactions from Americans to the new immigrants. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why did the Immigrants come? <ul><li>The promise of a better life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Escape difficult conditions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Famine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land shortages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious/political persecution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temporary money seekers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery of gold </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Entry Points <ul><li>Ellis Island </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New York Harbor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Between 1892 & 1924, over 17 million immigrants passed through the island. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Angel Island </li></ul><ul><ul><li>San Francisco Bay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primarily Asians passed through. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 9. Biggest Problems <ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most did not speak English. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many were very poor upon arrival. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Job Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very few immigrants had job skills because they came from an agricultural background. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 10. Local Reaction <ul><li>Melting Pot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Americans wanted new immigrants to abandon their customs and blend to theirs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nativism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Favoritism toward native-born Americans. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 11. Anti-Immigrant Attitudes <ul><li>Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 1 st significant restriction on free in U.S. History. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Congress bans entry to all skilled and unskilled laborers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The act also excluded Chinese who were already in the country from citizenship permanently. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The only ones exempt were Chinese students, teachers, merchants, tourists, and government officials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The law is not repealed until 1943. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 12. Anti-Immigrant Attitudes <ul><li>Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The racism in place (both social & government) causes the Chinese to live in enclaves and be separated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Chinese would not be able to to American culture. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 14. Anti-Immigrant Attitudes <ul><li>Gentleman’s Agreement (1907 – Teddy Roosevelt) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An informal agreement between Japan and the U.S. about Japanese immigration policies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japan agreed to all immigration to the U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The U.S. agreed to the following: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To not impose “official” restrictions on Japanese immigration. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To current Japanese Americans as citizens. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To the schools in San Fransisco. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 15. Discussion Question In light of immigration history, are many Americans out of line when wanting to exclude current illegal aliens?
  11. 16. Discussion Question Why do you think our country has been historically (and presently to an extent) opposed to immigrants?
  12. 17. Discussion Question What should be the qualifications for becoming a US citizen?
  13. 18. Classwork/Homework <ul><li>Page 266 </li></ul><ul><li>Terms & Names </li></ul><ul><li>Main Idea #2 “Solutions to Urban Problems” </li></ul>Solutions to Urban Problems

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