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IMMIGRATION. A New Wave. . Old immigrants came from north and west Europe. They were protestant, and spoke English. This slowed in the late 1800s. New Immigrants. .New Immigrants from south and east Europe, most could not speak English, many Catholic or Jewish.

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A new wave

IMMIGRATION

A New Wave

.Old immigrants came from north and west Europe. They were protestant, and spoke English. This slowed in the late 1800s

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New immigrants

New Immigrants

  • .New Immigrants from south and east Europe, most could not speak English, many Catholic or Jewish.

  • Greek, Russian, Turk, Poles, Italians in this new wave.

  • 1907 80% of immigrants are “new”

  • Out west Mexican along with Asian immigration increases


The new immigrant

The new immigrant

  • They did not fit into American society easily ;most lived in urban neighborhoods based on nationality or religion

  • many emigrated because of economic, agricultural, and social problems (ethnic persecution)

  • USA seen as land of opportunity


Coming to america

Coming to America

  • most Euros landed in NYC where they saw the Statue of Liberty after 1886

  • NYC arrivals registered at Ellis Island; west coast arrivals registered at Angel Island San Francisco

  • Immigrants underwent health inspections along with questioning about relatives, occupation, religion, etc


Immigrant experience

Immigrant Experience

  • men hired as unskilled labor in factories, women and children worked in garment sweatshops

  • children assimilated faster than parents, women enjoyed new freedoms

  • immigrants flocked to neighborhoods where they found jobs, homes, worship, and their culture


Reaction of americans to immigrants

Reaction of Americans to immigrants

  • labor feared immigrants would lower wages, tension arose from new religions, culture, languages

  • many cities and states tried to restrict immigrant housing, jobs, religion, etc.; violence often occurred


Asian immigration

Asian Immigration

  • 19190-1940 50,000 Chinese enter US

  • Many found work on the railroads

  • Chinese did not fit in well because of dress and language

  • Labor union leaders rallied against Chinese such as Knight’s leader who ended speeches with “The Chinese must go!”


Slowing immigration

Slowing Immigration

  • 1882 US government passes Chinese Exclusion Actwhich will prohibit the immigration of Chinese for 10 years

  • US and Japan agree to limit immigrants from Japan in “gentleman’s agreement”


A new wave

QUIZ

  • Where did Europeans arrive in NYC?

  • Who did the US government try to limit immigration of by law?

  • What welcomed European immigrants in NYC harbor?

  • Why were the “new” immigrants treated harshly?


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