An Urban Society. 1865-1914. The New Immigrants. Essential Question : What were some characteristics of the wave of new immigrants?. Partner Discussion. Get to know your partner!! Where did your family come from? W hich part of your heritage do you most identify with ?
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An Urban Society
Essential Question: What were some characteristics of the wave of new immigrants?
Get to know your partner!!
Where did your family come from?
Which part of your heritage do you most identify with?
When did your family come to the United States?
Would your family be considered old or new immigrants? Why?
Discuss with your partner what the differences is between old and new immigrants.
Can you think of any “immigrant communities” in buffalo?
At first when immigrants arrived in the United States they were extremely disliked because people thought they were taking away jobs from native born citizens.
However, they were not treated very badly because there was a steady demand for labor. During the 19th century, the United States had an open immigration policy mainly because there were plenty of jobs going around.
Can you think of any modern reactions toward immigrants? Positive or negative?
Can you think of any modern hate crimes against immigrants?
As jobs became more scarce because more immigrants were coming to the United States, immigrants were often met with prejudice and discrimination.
Nativists became very vocal and active in trying to influence legislation to be passed against immigrants.
Major groups and laws that developed out of this nativist movement
Know Nothing Party: Anti-immigrant organization set up to pass laws against immigrants
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882:No Chinese were permitted into the United States
Immigration Act of 1917:Required immigrants to pass a literacy test in order to enter the country
National Origins Act of 1924:Only immigrants from Northern and Western Europe are allowed to enter the US
Do the languages and customs of immigrants have a negative impact on American culture? What kinds of things do we get from the presence of immigrants and their cultures?
How did immigration change after 1865?
Essential Question: How did cities change in the late 1800s?
A Changing Society
In what ways did American culture change in the late 1800s?