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ES Final sheet - 1. Analyze how the factors of land and...

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1. Analyze how the factors of land and labor affected Mexican, Asian and Jewish Americans? a. Land i. Mexican 1. Mi Familia stress the importance of land a. Jose came to America because his family could not afford to support him b. Immigrants came to America as Safe-haven from political unrest in Mexico c. Driven by economic means to earn more money than they possibly could in Mexico, America is the land of opportunity i. Could enter and leave whenever they wanted to. 2. Before Mexican-War Mexicans owned the majority of the land a. Before American settlement of California, Mexicans Viewed the land as place of leisure activity as opposed to the Americans economic interests b. After American westward expansion, Mexicans found themselves foreigners in their native land. 3. Barrios a. These Mexican towns in America provided a community for new immigrants to come to. i. Housing ii. Day Care iii. Jobs b. White and Mexicans were divided of East and Westside i. This division in cities demonstrated a class and race division in society ii. Asian 1. Chinese a. Considered themselves sojourners where they would return home with money b. Escape opium wars c. Economic means Gold and opportunities 2. Source of farming and agriculture a. Drained the San Joaquin Valley b. Desert to rich farmland 3. Japanese uprooted WWII from their homes and businesses a. Forced to live on desert lands away from society because they were perceived as a threat to America.
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4. Viewed land as a vehicle for acceptance; if they could obtain a piece of land to farm and become successful they would be treated as equal to Whites. a. Assimilating into the majority iii. Jews 1. Came to America in pursuit of the promised land a. They have been subject to thousands of years of persecution. b. Came as settlers that would remain in America forever b. Labor i. Mexican 1. Ranchers 2. Manual/Farm labor 3. unskilled labor a. Short stature makes them ideal for stoop labor b. Worked in the copper mines and railroads ii. Asian 1. Chinese a. Railroads b. Farming c. C-towns: laundry, restaurant, gangs, drugs d. Discriminated from urban jobs 2. Japanese Non first born Males a. Came to Hawaii to work in the Sugar fields and support themselves b. In the mainland they were tenant farmers and cannery workers iii. Jews 1. Worked in Urban Blue Collar Jobs 2. women worked as garment workers 2. Why was WWII a “defining moment” in promoting equal opportunity for Mexican, Asian and Jewish Americans? a. Mexican i. Importation of laborers from Mexico Bracero 1. during WWII the shortage of labor forced America to contract out to Mexico for temporary laborers
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2. for the first time Mexicans were wanted and given industrial and agriculture jobs ii. Provided an opportunity to fight for their country to prove they were Americans 1. hopes to gain citizenship and dispel prejudices held against them 2. After WWII veterans felt they could voice their opinions and demonstrate their drive for the U.S. b.
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