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The Hopes of Immigrants. Chapter 14. Why People Migrated. Many people came because of push-pull factors. These forces push people out of their native lands and pull them to new lands. There were 5 push factors: The population boomed in Europe. Changes in farming forced people off the land.

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The hopes of immigrants

The Hopes of Immigrants

Chapter 14


Why people migrated

Why People Migrated

  • Many people came because of push-pull factors. These forces push people out of their native lands and pull them to new lands.

  • There were 5 push factors:

    • The population boomed in Europe.

    • Changes in farming forced people off the land.

    • Crop failures caused hunger.

    • The Industrial Revolution made factory goods cheap and put artisans out of work.

    • Some countries had religious and political conflicts.


Why people migrated1

Why People Migrated

  • There were 3 pull factors that drew people to the United States:

    • There was freedom of religion.

    • Americans had economic opportunity.

    • There was a lot of land.


Scandinavians seek land

Scandinavians Seek Land

  • There was much poverty in Scandinavia and land in the U.S. was cheap

  • Many people left and settled in the Midwest.

    • It had forests, lakes and cold winters like their homelands.

  • Most Scandinavians became farmers.


Germans pursue economic opportunity

Germans Pursue Economic Opportunity

  • Some Germans also moved to the Midwest—Many settled in Wisconsin where the climate allowed them to grow oats.

  • They also moved to Texas and became farmers.

  • Some built cities and opened their own businesses.

  • Germans were the largest immigrant group to come to the U.S. during the 1800s—They had a strong influence on American culture.


The irish flee hunger

The Irish Flee Hunger

  • Most Irish immigrants were Catholic—For centuries the Protestant British had ruled Ireland and denied people their rights.

    • This caused a lot of the Irish to be poor.

  • In 1845 a disease attacked Ireland’s main crop, the potato, causing a famine.

    • About one million people died as a result of the famine—and about 2 million people left Ireland.

  • In the U.S. the Irish settled in cities.

    • They had little education and few skills—so they took the low-paying backbreaking jobs that no one else wanted.


U s cities face overcrowding

U.S. Cities Face Overcrowding

  • With new immigrants coming into the country, the population of cities grew rapidly (New York, St. Louis, Cincinnati).

  • Urban growth caused problems.

    • Not enough places for people to live.

    • People lived in cramped, unhealthy conditions

    • Crime spread

      • Most cities could not handle the problems


Some americans oppose immigration

Some Americans Oppose Immigration

  • Some people that were born in the United States thought that foreigners could not learn American ways.

    • They feared that immigrants would outnumber natives—and treated immigrants with prejudice.

    • Some U.S.-born citizens wanted to end foreign influence—they were called nativists.

      • They refused to hire immigrants and formed secret societies.

      • They formed a political party called the Know-Nothing Party—if you asked them about their secret society they would say, “I know nothing about it “.

        • This party wanted to cut immigration and stop Catholics and foreigners from being elected to office.


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