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1 Section 6-1 Immigration

2 Through the “Golden Door”
What were these immigrants trying to escape? -famine -land shortages -religious or political persecution

3 Through the “Golden Door”
Europeans: Between around 20 million arrived in the U.S. Escaping religious persecution, land shortages, and rising population.

4 Through the “Golden Door”
Chinese and Japanese: -Between ,000 Chinese arrived. -Seeking fortune (California Gold Rush-1848). -200,000 Japanese lived on the West Coast by 1920. -Annexation of Hawaii in 1898 increased Japanese immigration.

5 Through the “Golden Door”
West Indies and Mexico: -Between about 260,000 arrived from the West Indies. -They were seeking jobs. -About 700,000 came from Mexico between -They were seeking jobs and escaping political turmoil.

6 Through the “Golden Door”
Steerage- The cheapest accommodations on a steamship. Most immigrants booked passage in steerage. Very bad conditions.

7 Life in the New Land Ellis Island- Immigration station in New York Harbor. From 1892 to 1924 it was the chief immigration station in the U.S. An estimated 17 million immigrants passed through it between this time.

8 Life in the New Land Angel Island- Immigration station in San Francisco Bay. Between 1910 and 1940 about 50,000 Chinese immigrants entered through Angel Island.

9 Immigration Restrictions
Melting Pot- mixture of people of different cultures and races who blended together by abandoning their native languages and customs. Nativism- overt favoritism toward native born Americans. Chinese Exclusion Act- Banned entry to all Chinese except students, teachers, merchants, tourists, and government officials. Gentlemen’s Agreement- Japan’s government agreed to limit immigration of unskilled workers to U.S. in exchange for the repeal of the San Francisco segregation order.

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