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Chapter 25 Identities Old Immigrants Old Immigrants were immigrants emigrating to America during the early 1800s, and, in contrast to the New Immigrants of the 1880s, hailed from northwestern Europe. Alongside the New Immigrants, the Old Immigrants were discriminated against for competing with native-born Americans in the job market, which grew increasingly competitive in cities across the country. New Immigrants The New Immigrants were immigrants who hailed from southern and eastern Europe during the 1880s. Some Americans questioned their ability to be integrated and assimilated into American society and culture. Chinese Exclusion Act The Chinese Exclusion Act is fairly self-explanatory. Passed in 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act prevented Chinese immigration due to complaints from Americans on the West Coast which attributed low wages and economic downturn to the Chinese workforce in America. Ellis Island Ellis Island is an island in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway to the United States where over 12 million immigrants passed. Ellis Island opened in 1892, and was the busiest immigration inspection center for the sixty years following. Angel Island From 1910 to 1940, Angel Island in San Francisco Bay was an immigration inspection center similar to Ellis Island in New York. During that time, Angel Island processed immigrants mainly from Asia, specifically China, and deported many Chinese, Japanese, etc. under the Chinese Exclusion Act, which excluded the Chinese from immigrating to the United States unless they had relatives already in America.
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  • Fall '18
  • Paul Wood
  • W. E. B. Du Bois

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