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Social Studies-Chapter 4-L4. Immigration -the act of entering a new country to settle permanently (from the root word: migrate-to move from place to place). Definition. ??? Why did people immigrate to the U.S.? From where did they move? Where did they settle?.

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definition

Immigration-the act of entering a new country to settle permanently

  • (from the root word: migrate-to move from place to place)
Definition
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  • Why did people immigrate to the U.S.?
  • From where did they move?
  • Where did they settle?
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1. Why did people immigrate to the U.S.?

  • Jobs & better opportunities - gold
  • Religious freedom - god
  • Adventure - glory
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2. From where did immigrants move?

  • Before 1890-most came from northern Europe (England, Ireland, Germany, & Sweden)
  • After 1890-most came from southern and eastern Europe (Italy, Greece, Poland, Russia, etc); also, some came from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, China, & Japan
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Ellis Island (New York)

  • The largest, but not the only, immigration station on the East Coast. Other ports included: Boston and Savannah.
  • Healthy immigrants, with no legal problems, passed through in 3 to 5 hours
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Chinese detention building

(on Angel Island)

  • Located near the West Coast
  • Thought of as the “Ellis Island of the West”
  • Different because it was designed for detaining, not welcoming, immigrants (1882 Chinese Exclusion Act)
  • Immigrants could be detained from a few weeks to 2 years.
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3. Where did immigrants settle?

  • Most settled near the place where they came into the U.S.
  • Irish, English, & Italians: east coast (large cities like New York or Boston)
  • Japanese & Chinese: west coast (California)
  • Many settled in close-knit communities with others from their homeland (same language, customs, avoiding prejudice)
famous immigrants

Arnold Schwarzenegger Austria

Albert Einstein Germany

Kalpana Chawla

India

Famous Immigrants

Levi Strauss Germany

Sergey Brin

Russia