Reactions to the New Immigration

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Reactions to the New Immigration a. Government and Immigrants i. Government was more suited to governing wide- open spaces, not fast-growing cities. They could only minimally check for criminals, insane, and ease assimilation of immigrants ii. As a result, political bosses began to take over. Some traded support of the immigrants at the polls for: 1. Housing 2. Food and clothes 3. Schools 4. Parks 5. Hospitals iii. This gave valuable assistance to immigrants that was coming from nowhere else b. Reform Movement Begins i. Several Protestant clergymen helped kick start the reform movement: 1. Walter Raushcenbusch – a. German Baptist minister in New York City 2. Washington Gladden – a. Congregational Church minister in Columbus, Ohio 3. Both insisted that the churches tackle the burning social issues of the day 4. Predicted that socialism would be the logical outcome of Christianity. “Christian socialists” did much to prick the middle- class’s consciences c. Jane Addams i. Was a college educated woman ii. She established the most prominent American
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course HISTORY 104 taught by Professor Reed during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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