By Mr Bargery Hugh Christie Technology College. Downloaded from SchoolHistory.co.uk. The USA. What was it like at the start of the Twentieth Century?. Coming to America!. Between 1850-1914, 40 million people emigrated to the USA
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What was it like at the start of the Twentieth Century?
America was like ‘a melting pot’
The idea was that the immigrants lost their old identity and became AMERICANS!
Old Immigrants. These were the first European settlers from Britain, Germany and Scandinavia. Their descendants tended to hold the best jobs, the most money and political power- WASPsWho were the Americans?
Native American Indians. These people originally lived across the whole of the continent. Between 1850-90 they were forced off their land
By 1917 many Indians lived in reservations across America
Black Americans. In the C18th and C19th millions of Africans were brought to America to work as slaves. By 1920 there were 11 million Black people living in AmericaWho were the Americans?