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CHANGES IN AMERICAN SOCIETY FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO WORLD WAR III. IMMIGRATIONA. CHANGING PATTERNSEarly peak in immigration in the 1850s, and then in the early 1900sB EXPERIENCE OF THE IMMIGRANTSThey can’t speak the language and don’t know much about AmericaWhen they come in, they come into New York, New Orleans, GalvestonWhen they come, they tend to stay in the citythe melting pot- assimilation; first generation comes in and can’t speak English and soon, but the second generation is born and is basically like all other American citizenscreation of ethnic communicationthey get in touch with relatives about new jobs through telegraph and telephonesC. IMPLICATIONSan incredibly richer, diverse heritagefuels urbanization and industrialization jobsfear of immigrationfears: immigrants coming from Italy, Russia…1 fear-racial; they believe these people are not as civilized and not as capable of beingan American citizen2 fear-religious

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Term
Spring
Professor
Rand
Tags
US History, Poverty, Civil War, World War I, Immigration to the United States, Political corruption

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