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1 SSUSH12: The student will analyze important consequences of American industrial growth.

2 Describe Ellis Island, the change in immigrants’ origins to southern and eastern Europe and the impact of this change on urban America. Ellis Island (NY) was the entry point for many European immigrants Immigrants had to pass medical, mental, and legal exams and have at least $25 in order to enter into the U.S.

3 European Immigration Up until the 1880s most European immigrants came from Northern and Western Europe (Ireland, England, Germany). Many of these “looked” like Americans, and had similar religious and cultural backgrounds Beginning in the late 1880s, a change began to occur in the origin of immigrants. These “new” immigrants began arriving from eastern and southern Europe (Italy, Greece, Poland, Russia).

4 The “New” Immigrants Many of these new immigrants didn’t speak English, came from non democratic governments, had differing religions, and did not “look” American.

5 The “New” Immigrants These new immigrants often settled together in east coast cities (Little Italy), and worked in low paying factory jobs This new wave of immigrants caused the emergence of nativism: an extreme dislike of immigrants Why would these new immigrants want to settle together in cities?

6 Labor Movement As American industry grew – more workers were needed to operate machines Two basic labor types developed – Craft Work – Common Labor A surplus of labor workers grew in big cities which drove down the wages of labor workers & made them less valuable to management Groups of workers united in order to have “collective bargaining” powers Higher wages & more on-the-job rights were won In some places strikes & even bloody battles were fought between workers & owners

7 Describe the 1894 Pullman Strike as an Example of Industrial Unrest In 1894 the American Railway Union, led by Eugene Debs, led a strike against the Pullman Company (IL) who manufactured railroad cars President Cleveland sent in U.S. troops and ordered the strike to end. The ARU collapsed as a Union as a result of government intervention

8 Union Strikes

9 Identify the American Federation of Labor and Samuel Gompers Samuel Gompers was the first leader of the AFL – The AFL promoted 8 hour work days, collective bargaining, and closed shops Gompers stayed out of politics and rejected communist ideas The AFL is still in existence today (AFL-CIO)

10 Mother Jones "In spite of oppressors, in spite of false leaders, in spite of labor's own lack of understanding of its needs, the cause of the working class continues onward. Slowly his standard of living rises to include some of the good and beautiful things of the world... Slowly those who create the wealth of the world are permitted to share it. The future is in labor's strong hands." – Mother Jones

11 Describe the growth of the western population and its impact on Native Americans with reference to Sitting Bull and Wounded Knee Americans moved westward in the 1860s to become ranchers, miners, and farmers. The settlers began to encroach on Native American hunting grounds and broke numerous treaties How would fences that were constructed by farmers and ranchers affect Native Americans?

12 Native American Conflict The Indian Removal Act enacted by President Andrew Jackson pushed the Eastern Natives west Settlers began to explore and build in the west The Manifest Destiny mentality of the settlers combined with the hostility of the Natives

13 Wounded Knee By the late 1880s most western Indian tribes had been resettled onto reservations Sitting Bull, a Sioux Chief, helped defeat Custer at the Little Big Horn He moved onto a reservation and began performing the “Ghost Dance” – his followers believed would bring back the buffalo & make the settlers disappear Sitting Bull is ordered to stop - refuses and is killed while being arrested

14 Wounded Knee Many of Sitting Bulls followers fled the reservation after his death They camped at Wounded Knee Creek with other Sioux The U.S Calvary was sent to escort the Sioux back to the reservation The Calvary attempted to disarm them and a fight broke out

15 Wounded Knee 200 Sioux men, women, & children killed in the massacre Many of the injured froze to death Wounded Knee led many to question the treatment of Native Americans This was the last major resistance by Native Americans


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