How did “push” and “pull” factors influence immigration to America?. Bethel Elementary School. How did “push” and “pull” factors influence immigration to America ?. Immigrants came to the United States for a variety of reasons.
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How did “push” and “pull” factors influence immigration to America?
Bethel Elementary School
"Push factors" in Europe are:
1. "Population Growth": Europe had better food and homes causing a population growth. Europe soon became overcrowded.
2. "Agricultural Changes": Landlords took advantage of city growth because of the overcrowdedness. They forced residents out in order for the land owners to farm in large areas.
3. "Crop Faluires": Poor farmers were in debt because of crop failures. It also caused them to starve. They chose to redeem themselves in America instead.
4. "Industrial Revolution": Factories made cheeper materials that artisians could not compete with. Because of their unemployment status, some artisians decided to come to the United Sates of America.
5. "Religious and Political Chaos": Quakers from Norway, and Jew from Germany left to stay away from religious harssment. Germans also came because the German Revolution didn't work out.
Ellis Island in New York City
Angel Island in San Francisco
For three decades, from 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay stood guard as the Pacific Coast’s major entry point for immigrants to the United States—the door through which over a half–million Asians and others from the Pacific rim entered the United States to make new lives for themselves.
The process by which towns and cities are formed and become larger as more and more people begin living and working in central areas.
Early 1900’s Little Italy NY
Modern Chinatown NY
Alexander Graham Bell- Phone
Andrew Carnegie- Steel