Immigrating To America

Immigrating To America - Immigrating To America A....

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Immigrating To America A. Immigrants a major force in the growth of cities 1. By end of century immigrants make up 30% of urban population 2. provided much needed labor 3. racial and ethnic tensions 4. Numbers of Immigrants a. 41 percent of urban arrive from abroad between 1900- 1941 b. only decline in immigration occurred during 1890 depression B. Reasons for coming to America 1. Many immigrants pushed out due to economics, racial, political and compulsory military service 2. Railroads recruited from abroad
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The New Immigration A. After 1890, most immigrants from southern and eastern Europe 1.Italians,Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, Poles Serbs, Croats, Russians, Romanians, Greeks Difference in culture, language, and religion A. Catholism and Judaism
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Ellis/Angel Island A. Ellis 1.Ellis Island first stop for most immigrants coming from Europe. Opened in 1892 2. Immigrants had to pass physical examination 3. Some unskilled workers or infirmed were denied entry 4. Was known as “island of tears” 2% sent back home.
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