10/23-10/24 Notes pages 185-189 (Chunking) 1) p.185 Why did immigrants come to the U.S.? -Came hoping for opportunities to make better lives for themselves and their families. - many were escaping poverty, hunger, or lack of jobs. -farms and factories offered the hope of income, food, and work - Some were escaping violence, war, or injustice. - Jewish immigrants left Europe to escape mistreatment because of their religion. - Most didn't expect to find easy riches. They expected to find jobs, political and religious freedom, and even some adventure.
10/23-10/24 Notes pages 185-189 (Chunking), Con't 2) p.186 Ellis Island -Most ships carrying immigrants from Europe landed in New York City. -Most were taken by ferry to Ellis Island- an immigration station -an immigration station is a place immigrants go before getting permission to enter the United states. - Doctors checked for dangerous diseases. Government officials asked questions about where they were from, the work they did, and where they planned to live. -Immigrants often spent an entire day in long lines at Ellis Island. -Once the examinations were over, the immigrants took a ferry back to New York City to begin their lives.
10/23-10/24 Notes pages 185-189 (Chunking), Con't 3) p. 187 Angel Island - Immigrants from China first went to Angel Island in San Francisco. - Most were held at Angel Island until they could prove they had family living in the U.S. - Many spent weeks or months - Inspectors asked tough questions about their lives in China
10/23-10/24 Notes Pages 185-189 (Chunking), con’t 4) p.188-189 New World -Upon arrival in the United States, immigrants needed to 1. find a place to live 2. find a job -Immigrants who did not have family in the U.S. moved to neighborhoods where there were people from their homeland. -Living in a community where the language and traditions were familiar made it easier to adjust. -Many immigrants worked in factories, mines, and railroads. -Some immigrants opened their own stores or sold goods from pushcarts -pushcarts are carts set up on the street -Many immigrants faced prejudices (unfair negative opinions) -couldn’t even apply to some jobs. -Discussion: Why do you think some immigrants faced prejudice in the U.S.?
10/28 Definitions (3) 1.labor union 2.strike 3.sweatshops
10/28-10/29 WS 44 pages 173-179 See Ms. Peak for Worksheet 44
Study Guide (Not part of your binder check) See next page for a copy (answer on notebook paper) For the test, Ms. Peak will let you know if you will be able to use your binder OR your study guide. Make sure both are complete.
Chapter 4 Study Guide Name _________________________ Due Thursday, Oct. 31 Binder Check Thursday Directions: Label a sheet of notebook paper. Write your answers on notebook paper. Define the following: 1.capital resource8. labor union 2.consumer9. monopoly 3.corporation 10. prejudice 4.diversity11. stock 5.free enterprise12. strike 6.human resource13. sweatshop 7.investor Answer the following: 14. Who invented the telephone? 15. Who invented the phonograph? 16. How did inventions lead to the rise of big businesses in the U.S. in the late 1800s and early1900s? 17. Who was Andrew Carnegie? 18. Who was John D. Rockefeller? 19. How did the expansion of railroads help the U.S. economy grow? 20. What were some effects of the rise of big business? 21. Why did immigrants come to the U.S.? 22. Compare and contrast Angel Island and Ellis Island. 23. What led to the rise of labor unions? 24. What were the goals of labor unions?