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Immigrants in America. Millions of immigrants moved to the United States in the late 1800’s & early 1900’s. Immigration Stations.

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immigrants in america

Immigrants in America

Millions of immigrants moved to the United States in the late 1800’s & early 1900’s.

immigration stations
Immigration Stations
  • Once immigrants arrived in the U.S., they went through immigration stations, such as Ellis Island in New York Harbor. Government workers questioned them about where they planned to work & live. Doctors also examined them to make sure they didn’t have any diseases. Almost all European immigrants were allowed to enter the U.S.
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Laws Against Immigration
  • 1882 Congress passed Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Almost all Chinese immigrants were kept out of America
  • 1921 & 1924 Congress passed laws that lowered the number of Europeans & Asians
  • All immigrants faced prejudice upon arrival
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Immigrants helped the U.S. become one of the richest and fastest-growing countries in the world. They built railroads, dug mines, and worked in factories.

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