Chapter 14: Immigration and Urbanization This chapter will show how life changed in America as a result of immigration and urbanization. It will focus on the experiences of new immigrants, how cities grew in response to industrialization, and the social and cultural changes this shift brought about. • Section 1: The New Immigrants • Section 2: Cities Expand and Change • Section 3: Social and Cultural Trends
Objectives Section 1:The New Immigrants • Compare the “new immigration” of the late 1800s to earlier immigration. • Explain the push and pull factors leading immigrants to America. • Describe the challenges that immigrants faced in traveling to America. • Analyze how immigrants adapted to American life while trying to maintain familiar cultural practices.
Objectives Section 2: Cities Expand and Change • Analyze the causes of urban growth in the late 1800s. • Explain how technology improved city life. • Evaluate how city dwellers solved the problems caused by rapid urban growth.
Objectives Section 3: Social and Cultural Trends • Explain how new types of stores and marketing changed American life. • Analyze the ways in which Americans developed a mass culture. • Describe the new forms of popular entertainment in the late 1800s.