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Patterns of Immigration 6.4.1 Identify patterns of immigration and the causal factors that led to immigration to the United States of America (i.e., crop famines, European social and political unrest, religious freedom).
US History Bellwork 250 Days until the US History EOC The photgraph to the right most likely depicts A. the South’s late 19th century economy B. urbanization C. isolationism D. the Great Depression
Objectives for Learning Objective: 6.4.1 - Identify patterns of immigration and the causal factors that led to immigration to the United States of America Procedure: – Brief introduction – Patterns of Immigration Map Activity – Review Questions from pages 128 - 133
Old vs. New Immigrants Prior to 1870 most immigrants came from Northern & Western Europe After 1870 most immigrants came from Southern & Eastern Europe Most were unskilled and poor and moved to cities instead of farms
Push & Pull Factors Many factors cause people to move to a new country – most are divided into PUSH & PULL factors Push – make people want to leave home: – Famine – War – Persecution Pull – make people WANT to come here: – Economic opportunity – jobs – Religious freedom
Common Themes Tough decision to leave home and a difficult journey Difficulties of learning a new language Difficulties of adjusting to a new culture
Opportunities & Challenges Where do you live? How do you find a job? How hard will it be to learn a new language – how might that hinder your search for a home and work? Many Americans don’t want you – how do you deal with the hostility?
Immigrants Change America Fueled industrial growth Created a more diverse electorate that put people like them into government office Created new issues for government to deal with Increased cultural diversity
Review Questions 1. What were the “new immigrants” that were coming to America? (page 128) Wrong way to answer: – They were people who came here from southern and eastern Europe after 1870. Best way to answer: – The “new immigrants” coming to America were largely immigrants from southern and eastern Europe that began arriving in the United States after 1870. They mostly settled in cities and were often unskilled laborers. Many were Catholic or Jewish and spoke languages other than English. The countries they came from were: Italy, Greece, Poland, Hungary, and Russia.
Closure Question In the last 1800s how did political and social unrest in Europe affect the United States? A. United States military forces were deployed in Europe B. European nations requested mediation led by the United States C. European immigrants sought refuge in the United States D. United States political influence declined in Europe