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They’Re Coming To America 2


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They’Re Coming To America 2

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