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Agenda. Goodbye West, Hello Immigration! Push and Pull Factors Ellis and Angel Islands. Before we start…. Homework: Vocabulary Write the word and definition on loose leaf or index cards. old immigrants new immigrants tenements sweatshops benevolent societies suburbs

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Agenda

  • Goodbye West, Hello Immigration!

  • Push and Pull Factors

  • Ellis and Angel Islands


Before we start…

Homework: Vocabulary

Write the word and definition on loose leaf or index cards.

old immigrants new immigrants

tenements sweatshops

benevolent societies suburbs

mass culture mass transit

settlement house Chinese Exclusion Act


People who want a better life; poor people; Irish; Italian; Jewish; Chinese; foreigners

The movement of people from one country to another

Who?

What?

Immigration

Why leave

home?

Where

to go?

No money; no jobs; bad land; oppressive government; discrimination; religious persecution

Good land; opportunities for money, jobs, and freedom; religious tolerance; democracy


Push and Pull Factors

Push

Pull

  • -things you want to get

    away from

  • War

  • Poverty

  • Bad weather

  • Oppressive government

  • No jobs …

-things you want

  • Peace/safety

  • Opportunities for wealth

  • Good climate

  • Democracy/freedom

  • Jobs…


American Dream v. American Reality

Rags to riches

Employment

  • Whole family worked, even children

  • Long hours - 16 hour days

  • Children are small

    • Do dangerous jobs

    • fit in tight spaces

    • No time for school or play

  • Horatio Algers, author

  • Books about immigrants succeeding

  • Immigrant arrives in U.S.

  • Immigrant works long and hard

  • Immigrant becomes powerful & rich

  • Stories inspired immigrants.


Where do immigrants go first?

In California

Asian immigrants

Discrimination

Detained for questioning

Angel Island

Ellis Island

In New York City

European immigrants

Examinations before accepted

Detained for questioning


Movie information


Exit Activity: Immigrant Journal

Put yourself in the shoes of a new immigrant.

What things might have made you move from your home? What might you have been worried about?

Write an entry in your notebook answering these two questions.


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