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Give em The Boot Italian Campaign By: Mitch Mickovic
Overview Immigrants had always come to America for economic opportunity and religious freedom. Beginning in the 1870s, Italian birthrates rose and death rates fell. Until the 1870s, the majority had been protestants from northern and western Europe. Two types of factors led to immigration. Push factors are those that compel people to leave their homes, such as famine, war, or persecution. Pull factors are those factors that made the immigrants want to come to the nation. Freedom, Land, Religion. All of these examples are pull factors to the United States.
Who, What, When, Where, Why How??? Who: The Italians. Immigrants from Italy. What: The immigration of Italians from Italy to the United States. When: 1870-1900 Where: Italy to the United States. Why: Poverty, Overpopulation, an Natural Disaster all spurred Italian emigration. Available Jobs, Land, and just overall better opportunities for a better life were push factors to the United States. How: Immigration. The Italians and other nationalities, mostly Italians though, migrated to the United States by Sea. Boats were the way of transportation.
Significance To The War The Italian Campaign of World War ll was the name of Allied operations in and around Italy. The most enormous fleet in the world's history was assembled to launch the Allied invasion of Sicily. Over 3,200 ships and boats made up the Allied naval forces. More than 1,700 comprised the Western Naval Task Force. Its estimated that between September 1943 and April 1945, 60,000 Allied and 50,000 German soldiers died in Italy.
Facts! Young Italian boys took arms and harassed the Germans for four days. These boys were snipers. The kids range from nearly as young as 10-20 years old. The youngest sniper was a 9 year old boy.
Quiz! 1.) What form of transportation did the Italians use to migrate from Italy to the United States? 2.) T/F …. Young Italian boys took arms in the war. 3.) T/F…. The Italian imagration from Italy to the United States took place from 1870 -1900.