Presentation on theme: "Are immigrants taken advantage of like this today? All groups or just certain groups? Why are some immigrants treated differently/better than others?"— Presentation transcript:
Are immigrants taken advantage of like this today? All groups or just certain groups? Why are some immigrants treated differently/better than others?
Describe immigration during the Gilded Age? How does it compare to the previous time period?
Immigration During the Gilded Era Increase in immigrants Between 1880-1910 alone approximately 18 million immigrants came to America Primarily from Europe (same as prior) Increase in the number from Asia Increase in the number from N & S America
What change occured in regard to the ethnicities of immigrants during the Gilded Age?
The First Wave Northern and Western Europeans (same as Old Immigrants) ~1820-1870 Germany, England and Ireland*
Second Wave Southern and Eastern Europe Known as New Immigrants 1870-1920 Italy, Greece, Russia, Croatia, Slovakia China
What makes one group in the first wave & all the groups in the second wave “different” than “old stock” Americans? Religion Roman Catholic Eastern /Greek Orthodox Jewish Does this matter?
Other Immigration Factors An immigrant – moving to a new country Pulled toward a new country because of opportunities An emigrant – moving away from their existing country Pushed away from their home country because of problems Does the above matter?
Reasons to Immigrate (Pull Factors) “The Golden Door” Money!!!!!!!!!!! Gold (1848-1855) Jobs ○ factories ○ railroads (1863-1869) ○ *for some land*
Most of the “new immigrants” were _____________ Had to leave (were pushed out) because of: Wars Discrimination Poverty
Reasons to Emigrate (Push Factors) Wars Discrimination Pogrom is a Russian word meaning “to wreak havoc, to demolish violently.” 1881 – Russia’s attack on Jews Poverty Potato famine (1845- 1852 in Ireland) Lack of land/jobs
What does this tell you about 19 th century immigrants? Poor Desperate Uneducated/unskilled Care about their nationality & religions Young, men Why does the above matter? How will it impact how these new Americans are viewed?
What issues will the “old stock” have with “new immigrants”?