IMMIGRANTS - PERIOD 6 DIANA KIM Fear of newly arriving...

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PERIOD 6 DIANA KIM Fear of newly arriving immigrants has been a constant in American History. With respects to the New Immigrant of the late nineteenth century, describe what native-born Americans were concerned about. Do you think their fears were well founded? Why or Why not? Are there comparisons or contrasts that you can draw to the Old Immigrants of the 1840s and 1850s? When American cities became industrialized, immigrants came in hopes of getting a job and supporting their families back home. In 1880s, there were approximately 50,000 immigrants in America but by 1900, over one million had become city dwellers. These “new” immigrants, who mostly came from southern and eastern Europe, were different from the West Europeans the British Islanders that came before the 1880s in the way that the “new” ones followed orthodox churches and synagogues, were not used to a democratic government, illiterate, and looked for factory jobs. When more and more of these immigrants came to America in the 1
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course HIS 101 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '11 term at Palo Verde College.

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IMMIGRANTS - PERIOD 6 DIANA KIM Fear of newly arriving...

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