Different Mirror Chap. 16 Notes

Different Mirror Chap. 16 Notes - Different Mirror Notes...

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Different Mirror Notes for Chap. 16 Cold War conditioned immigration from the former Soviet Union o The Jews found freedom from religious oppression o Statue of Liberty Hypocritical: “Bring me your tired and poor” DALILA Question: Was there a right given in the Constitution that wasn’t oppressed? o Generally they stayed away from religious issues and people were able to practice that willingly. Pg. 404 o Accept for the Ghost Dance o Therefore, they respect the religion if it was something Americans recognized as a religion o Ghost Dance was a demonized custom to the Americans o The Jews were glad to be in America because they were religiously free pg. 407 In the Soviet Union Jewish children were beaten and called names o Professional Jews experienced discrimination in the workplace o History was repeating itself because Jews had to sell their stuff and make way to a new life in America Question: In terms of the Jews in what sense did America have the conditions for a melting pot o They were able to teach their kids about their heritage and religion The Civil Rights Act opened the way for Congress to remove restrictions on immigration from Asian- an injustice of exclusion that Asian Americans had struggled for decades to overcome pg. 409
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o With that in the 1960s foreign students from China flocked to the U.S. to pursue education o The Chinese population went from 237,000 in 1960 to 812,200 in 1980
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