HST9-10-07 - Immigration Restriction • 1882 Chinese...

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A Nation of Immigrants: 9/10/07 The New Immigrants Pogroms Assimilation – adopting the ways of another country…many immigrants changed their names Public School – children became central in the process of assimilation…learned English in public schools before their parents Henry Ford and the “Melting Pot” – Henry Ford set up English classes for his work force. Landsmanchaft – explained baseball to readers as a way of “becoming American”…bintel brief-advice column
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Unformatted text preview: Immigration Restriction • 1882, Chinese Exclusion Act – Chinese made up 9% of California • 1885, Contract Labor Law – anyone who had contracted work before their move to the US couldn’t contract work in the US • 1891, Ban of Contagious Diseases & Mental Disorders • 1903, Ban on Anarchists • 1917, Ban on Feeble-Minded; Literacy Test Anti-Immigrant Sentiment o Ellis Island – 6,000-10,000 immigrants a day o 1890-1910 – 15 million immigrants come to the US…less than 2% were deported for failing a series of tests at Ellis Island...
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