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  1. The “New” Immigrants Coming to America America’s Anti-immigrant Reaction

  2. Mass Immigration • 1880-1920: 25 million immigrants • “New Immigrants” • Eastern & southern Europe, Asia • Different cultures, language, religion, dress • Most native born whites are anti-immigrant • Paid low wages, live in poor neighborhoods, discriminated against

  3. Why Did They Come? • Better opportunities • Jobs in new industrial cities, factories • Higher wages in US • Land out west, farmers • Freedom, escape persecution • Religious freedom • Education

  4. Immigration from Southern & Eastern Europe increases heavily during America’s industrial revolution

  5. Ellis Island • Opens Jan 1, 1892 • Process immigrants into the U.S. • 1/3 of immigrants stay in New York

  6. Statue of Liberty • Dedicated October 1886 • Gift from France • Symbol of freedom & democracy • Immigrants pass by on way to Ellis Island

  7. Anti-Immigration • Strong anti-immigration feelings • Immigrants too different • Non-English speaking • Different religions • Non-white • Poor • Different appearance • Fear, prejudice, racism

  8. Anti-Chinese Material

  9. Anti-Catholic Cartoon

  10. Anti-Irish Material

  11. Fear of Immigrants

  12. Limits on Immigration • 1882: Chinese Exclusion Act • Ends all immigration from China (until 1943) • 1880s: Medical exams, tests, no labor contracts • 1890s: Exclude “undesirables” • 1924: Quota system limits immigration