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  1. Journal Entry • On a separate piece of paper, answer the following questions: • What country does your family come from? What traditions do you have because of your ethnicity? Ex: My family comes from Ireland. My grandmother immigrated to the US when she was 18. Because of our Irish ethnicity, my family has certain traditions we uphold. For example, on St. Patrick’s Day, we all gather at my grandmother’s house and eat corn beef and cabbage.

  2. Section 1 The New Immigrants Immigration from Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Mexico reach a new high in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. NEXT

  3. SECTION 1 Interactive Through the “Golden Door” • Millions of Immigrants • Some immigrants seek better lives; others temporary jobs • Europeans • 1870–1920, about 20 million Europeans arrive in U.S. • Many flee religious persecution: Jews driven from Russia by pogroms • Population growth results in lack of farmland, industrial jobs • Reform movements, revolts influence young who seek independent lives Continued . . . NEXT

  4. SECTION 1 Interactive Through the “Golden Door” • Chinese and Japanese • About 300,000 Chinese arrive; earliest one attracted by gold rush • - work in railroads, farms, mines, domestic service, business • Japanese work on Hawaiian plantations, then go to West Coast • - by 1920, more than 200,000 on West Coast • The West Indies and Mexico • About 260,000 immigrants from West Indies; most seek industrial jobs • Mexicans flee political turmoil; after 1910, 700,000 arrive • National Reclamation Act creates farmland, draws Mexican farmers NEXT

  5. SECTION 1 Image Life in the New Land • A Difficult Journey • Almost all immigrants travel by steamship, most in steerage Ellis Island • Ellis Island—chief U.S. immigration station, in New York Harbor • Immigrants given physical exam by doctor; seriously ill not admitted • Inspector checks documents to see if meets legal requirements • 1892–1924, about 17 million immigrants processed at Ellis Island Continued . . . NEXT

  6. SECTION 1 Life in the New Land Angel Island • Angel Island—immigrant processing station in San Francisco Bay • Immigrants endure harsh questioning, long detention for admission • Cooperation for Survival • Immigrants must create new life: find work, home, learn new ways • Many seek people who share cultural values, religion, language • - ethnic communities form • Friction develops between “hyphenated” Americans, native-born NEXT

  7. SECTION 1 Immigration Restrictions The Rise of Nativism • Melting pot—in U.S. people blend by abandoning native culture - immigrants don’t want to give up cultural identity • Nativism—overt favoritism toward native-born Americans • Nativists believe Anglo-Saxons superior to other ethnic groups • Some object to immigrants’ religion: many are Catholics, Jews • 1897, Congress passes literacy bill for immigrants; Cleveland vetoes - 1917, similar bill passes over Wilson’s veto Continued . . . NEXT

  8. SECTION 1 Image Immigration Restrictions Anti-Asian Sentiment • Nativism finds foothold in labor movement, especially in West - fear Chinese immigrants who work for less • Labor groups exert political pressure to restrict Asian immigration • 1882, Chinese Exclusion Act bans entry to most Chinese The Gentlemen’s Agreement • Nativist fears extend to Japanese, most Asians in early 1900s - San Francisco segregates Japanese schoolchildren • Gentlemen’s Agreement—Japan limits emigration - in return, U.S. repeals segregation NEXT

  9. Complete the Chart • Read Chapter 15, Section 1 and complete the chart. You may listen to music while you work, but you must stay silent.

  10. Immigration Worksheet and Workbook • Complete the worksheet on 19th Century Immigration. • Once you have finished the worksheet, get one of the EOC workbook and read pages 116-121and answer questions 1-4 on the back of the worksheet.

  11. Group Work • Image Analysis Worksheet is to be completed with your group.

  12. Have A Piece of Paper On Your Desk • Answer the following question in a minimum of 5 sentences: • What was life like for an immigrant in the United States Support this answer using information from last class.

  13. Group Work 2012 Statistics If you had the power to make laws, what would you do to help Americans in need? • 46.5 million people lived in poverty • 16.1 million people under the age of 18 lived in poverty • 49 million people lived in households where meals were not guaranteed. 15.9 million children lived in this situation. • SC’s unemployment rate is 9.1%. We rank 44th in the nation for unemployment. • 3.5 million people experience homelessness each year • 35%are families with children • 25% are people under 18 living on their own • 23% are military vets

  14. Section 2 The Challenges of Urbanization The rapid growth of cities force people to contend with problems of housing, transportation, water, and sanitation. NEXT

  15. SECTION 2 Map Urban Opportunities Immigrants Settle in Cities • Industrialization leads to urbanization, or growth of cities • Most immigrants settle in cities; get cheap housing, factory jobs • Americanization movement—assimilate people into main culture • Schools, voluntary groups teach citizenship skills - English, American history, cooking, etiquette • Ethnic communities provide social support Continued . . . NEXT

  16. SECTION 2 Chart Urban Opportunities • Migration from Country to City • Farm technology decreases need for laborers; people move to cities • Many African Americans in South lose their livelihood • 1890–1910, move to cities in North, West to escape racial violence • Find segregation, discrimination in North too • Competition for jobs between blacks, white immigrants causes tension NEXT

  17. SECTION 2 Urban Problems Housing • Working-class families live in houses on outskirts or boardinghouses • Later, row houses built for single families • Immigrants take over row houses, 2–3 families per house • Tenements—multifamily urban dwellings, are overcrowded, unsanitary Transportation • Mass transit—move large numbers of people along fixed routes • By 20th century, transit systems link city to suburbs Continued . . . NEXT

  18. SECTION 2 Urban Problems • Water • 1860s cities have inadequate or no piped water, indoor plumbing rare • Filtration introduced 1870s, chlorination in 1908 • Sanitation • Streets: manure, open gutters, factory smoke, poor trash collection • Contractors hired to sweep streets, collect garbage, clean outhouses • - often do not do job properly • By 1900, cities develop sewer lines, create sanitation departments Continued . . . NEXT

  19. SECTION 2 Image Urban Problems • Crime • As population grows, thieves flourish • Early police forces too small to be effective • Fire • Fire hazards: limited water, wood houses, candles, kerosene heaters • Most firefighters volunteers, not always available • 1900, most cities have full-time, professional fire departments • Fire sprinklers, non-flammable building materials make cities safer NEXT

  20. SECTION 2 Image Reformers Mobilize The Settlement House Movement • Social welfare reformers work to relieve urban poverty • Social Gospel movement—preaches salvation through service to poor • Settlement houses—community centers in slums, help immigrants • Run by college-educated women, they: - provide educational, cultural, social services - send visiting nurses to the sick - help with personal, job, financial problems • Jane Addams founds Hull House with Ellen Gates Starr in 1889 NEXT

  21. Journal: Use Your Notes • Answer the following question on a sheet of paper: • How did urbanization and politics shape society in the early 20th century?

  22. Section 3 Politics in the Gilded Age Local and national political corruption in the 19th century leads to calls for reform. NEXT

  23. SECTION 3 The Emergence of Political Machines The Political Machine • Political machine—organized group that controls city political party • Give services to voters, businesses for political, financial support • After Civil War, machines gain control of major cities • Machine organization: precinct captains, ward bosses, city boss Continued . . . NEXT

  24. SECTION 3 The Emergence of Political Machines The Role of the Political Boss • Whether or not city boss serves as mayor, he: - controls access to city jobs, business licenses - influences courts, municipal agencies - arranges building projects, community services • Bosses paid by businesses, get voters’ loyalty, extend influence • Immigrants and the Machine • Many captains, bosses 1st- or 2nd-generation Americans • Machines help immigrants with naturalization, jobs, housing NEXT

  25. SECTION 3 Image Municipal Graft and Scandal Election Fraud and Graft • Machines use electoral fraud to win elections • Graft—illegal use of political influence for personal gain • Machines take kickbacks, bribes to allow legal, illegal activities The Tweed Ring Scandal • 1868 William M. Tweed, or Boss Tweed, heads Tammany Hall in NYC • Leads Tweed Ring, defrauds city of millions of dollars • Cartoonist Thomas Nast helps arouse public outrage - Tweed Ring broken in 1871 NEXT

  26. SECTION 3 Civil Service Replaces Patronage Patronage Spurs Reform • Patronage—government jobs to those who help candidate get elected • Civil service (government administration) are all patronage jobs • Some appointees not qualified; some use position for personal gain • Reformers press for merit system of hiring for civil service Continued . . . NEXT

  27. SECTION 3 Image Civil Service Replaces Patronage Reform Under Hayes, Garfield, and Arthur • Republican Rutherford B. Hayes elected president 1876 - names independents to cabinet - creates commission to investigate corruption - fires 2 officials; angers Stalwarts NEXT

  28. SECTION 3 Image Civil Service Replaces Patronage Reform Under Hayes, Garfield, and Arthur • 1880, Republican independent James A. Garfield wins election • Stalwart Chester A. Arthur is vice-president • Garfield gives patronage jobs to reformers; is shot and killed NEXT

  29. SECTION 3 Image Civil Service Replaces Patronage Reform Under Hayes, Garfield, and Arthur • As president, Arthur urges Congress to pass civil service law • Pendleton Civil Service Act—appointments based on exam score NEXT

  30. SECTION 3 Business Buys Influence • Harrison, Cleveland, and High Tariffs • Business wants high tariffs; Democrats want low tariffs • 1884, Democrat Grover Cleveland wins; cannot lower tariffs NEXT

  31. SECTION 3 Business Buys Influence • Harrison, Cleveland, and High Tariffs • 1888, Benjamin Harrison becomes president, supports higher tariffs • - wins passage of McKinley Tariff Act NEXT

  32. SECTION 3 Business Buys Influence • Harrison, Cleveland, and High Tariffs • 1892, Cleveland reelected, supports bill that lowers McKinley Tariff • - rejects bill that also creates income tax • - Wilson-Gorman Tariff becomes law 1894 • 1897, William McKinley becomes president, raises tariffs again NEXT

  33. Letter Writing: Social Gospel Movement You will write a letter to the mayor of New York City telling him about the following: • The terrible conditions immigrants and poor people are living in. • What the Social Gospel Movement is (who is involved, what do you do, any other important information). • How you hope to fix the conditions of the city, and what help you need from him (such as permits to build buildings, money, anything else that you believe is important)