2Definition Immigrant: A person who comes to another country for the purpose of living there.
3Old Immigration1830’s-1880’sMost came from North and Western Europe
4Large Irish population came to the US because of a potato famine in IrelandThey would settle in US ports and cities like New York and Boston
51840’sA large number of Germans came to the US because of crop failuresOthers left for religious or political freedomThey would settle in Midwest farms and cities (Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and St. Louis)
61850’sChinese immigrants settle in the West because of the Gold Rush
7How were immigrants treated? In some areas immigrants were welcomed because workers were needed badly.In other areas, immigrants were resented because they dressed and sounded different, as well as practiced different religions.
8New ImmigrationMost immigrants were from central, southern, and eastern Europe.
9Italians and Sicilians Italians and Sicilians came in large numbers because they needed to leave a poor economy and overpopulation.
10Eastern EuropeansEastern European Jews were fleeing because of discrimination and poverty.In many European areas, Jews were not allowed to own land, move, or work.
11SlavsSlavs are people from Eastern Europe that have a similar language and customs.They came to the US for political freedom and a better economy.
12Common Characteristics of Immigration New immigrants typically flock to cities because of more jobs, housing, and services.They formed ethnic neighborhoods where they often live together in areas (Little Italy, Chinatown, etc.)
13More common characteristics Often immigrants would face public resentmentMany worried that immigrants would never assimilate (adapt to the culture one lives in)Many blamed immigrants for low wages and loss of jobs