Immigration. Chapter 7. Objectives:. To look at the rise of immigration at the turn of the century To evaluate the promise of the “American Dream” To analyze the economic, social, and political effects of immigration and to understand the immigrant experience.
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(lots of prejudice against new immigrants) Why?
at Ellis Island
1. Population Explosion. Between 1870 and 1920, the urban population exploded from 10 million to 54 million causing serious problems in the cities of the Midwest and Northeast.
Result - Filtration and chlorination were introduced in the late 1800’s and early 1900’’s
Result - sanitation departments were opened
Result - New York City organized the first full time police force in 1844. too small to make a difference
salvation through service to the poor.
Addams (in Chicago).