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1 For your calendar: Immigration notes

2 Immigration in the late 19 th Century

3  To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native Why were so many coming in the late 1800’s?

4 I ndustrialization Immigration Urbanization More people in the cities needed more build up, which provided more jobs Increased populations filled the cities Provided jobs which encouraged more to come

5 “Old Immigration” During the early 19 th Century, most immigrants were from England, Ireland and France Between 1840-1850, nearly a million immigrants came from Ireland due to a potato famine. Most settled in New York City or Boston. Ireland England France

6 “New Immigration” During the Gilded Age, most immigrants coming to the U.S. were from Southern and Eastern Europe Italy Poland Greece Russia Most immigrants came from Italy or were Slavic, and many were Jews Hungary


8 New Immigration

9 s/passing-the-medical- inspection-at-ellis- island#passing-the-medical- inspection-at-ellis-island The Journey… …..You’ve arrived!

10 The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor was the symbol of America to many immigrants looking for a new life A Land of Hope “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teaming shore. Send these, the homeless, the tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” -- Statue of Liberty


12 Immigrants coming into New York were stopped at Ellis Island Ellis Island Incoming immigrants were given a physical to check for diseases and their criminal record was checked

13 american-citizen#passing-the-medical-inspection-at-ellis-island american-citizen#ellis-island-registering-as-an-american-citizen

14 Immigration_Waves

15 Ethnic Cities – Little Italy Little Italy, New York City, circa 1901 By 1900, immigrants made up a great portion of the country’s largest cities, including New York City, Chicago and Boston

16 Ethnic Cities - Chinatown Immigrants lived in their own separate neighborhoods – like Little Italy or Chinatown – and kept many of their former traditions. Chinatown, New York City


18 Immigration led to a massive increase in the number of slums and people living in poverty in U.S. cities.

19 Tenement dwellings Tenements – cheaply built apartment buildings – were often overcrowded and lacked many necessities.

20 Tenement dwellings Cities could not keep up with the massive rise in population, leading to poor city services.









29 The Rise of Nativism The flood of immigrants into the U.S. worried many Americans who felt their way of life could be changed. Nativism is: * an extreme hatred of foreigners * an extreme hatred of foreigners * a desire to limit immigration. * a desire to limit immigration. Xenophobia is the fear of foreigners

30 The Rise of Nativism New immigrants were blamed for many of the nation’s problems that were brought on by the Industrial Revolution

31 The Rise of Nativism Workers blamed immigrants for low wages or shortages of employment. A resentment of foreigners crept into America’s attitudes.

32 Immigrants_Face_Hard_Times

33 Asian Immigration During the late 1800s, California saw a boom in the immigrants coming from Asia Most Chinese immigrants settled in Los Angeles and San Francisco; many were processed at Angel Island

34 Chinese Exclusion Act The Chinese Exclusion Act was the law passed by Congress in 1882 that greatly reduced the amount of Asian immigrants coming to America

35 Chinese Exclusion Act The law barred Chinese immigration for 10 years and prevented the Chinese from becoming U.S. citizens.

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