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  1. Chapter 15 Section 2 People on the Move

  2. Pogrom • Violent massacres of Jews • Sweeping through Russia

  3. How did pogroms affect life for Jews in Russia? • Pogroms made life very dangerous for Russian Jews • Jews were restricted to living in certain designated areas and were denied access to many professions and trades • The U.S. offered religious freedom and an opportunity to build a new life

  4. Steerage • A large open area beneath a ship’s deck

  5. Describe conditions in the steerage section of a ship • Overcrowded • Limited toilet facilities • No privacy • Poor food • But tickets were cheap…

  6. Why do you think only steerage passengers were required to pass through Ellis Island, instead of all passengers? • To try to prevent the entry of “less desirable” foreigners into the U.S. • Those unwilling to work • The uneducated • Those with disease • Criminals

  7. Quarantine • A time of isolation to prevent the spread of disease • Immigrants had to undergo an exam-those with illnesses would be quarantined or deported

  8. Ghetto • Areas in which one ethnic group or racial group dominated • Many new immigrants chose to live near others of their ethnic group • Ghettos would strongly reflect the culture of their homeland

  9. Restrictive Covenant • Agreements among home owners no to sell real estate to certain groups of people • These would prevent several minorities from buying homes in better neighborhoods

  10. Chinese Exclusion Act • 1882 • Prohibited Chinese laborers from entering the United States • It did not prevent entry by those who had previously established residence in the U.S.

  11. Gentlemen’s Agreement • Not an official government document • Compromise • San Francisco schools would stop discriminating against Asian students • Japan would stop issuing passports to laborers

  12. What were the shared goals of the Chinese Exclusion Act and the Gentlemen’s Agreement? • To limit further Asian immigration into the U.S. • To keep Asians out of the American labor force

  13. Alien • Noncitizens

  14. Why did immigrants leave Mexico for the United States between 1910 and 1920? • Turmoil in their own country encouraged them to leave • More opportunity in the United States (new irrigation technology in the southwest U.S. turned deserts into fertile farmland)