Presentation on theme: "Moving to the Cities. Europeans Flood into America 25 million Europeans immigrated to the United States Came for jobs and various reasons ▪ Escape."— Presentation transcript:
Europeans Flood into America 25 million Europeans immigrated to the United States Came for jobs and various reasons ▪ Escape poverty and the restrictions of social class ▪ Wanted to avoid forced military services The Atlantic Voyage Booked passages on a steerage ▪ Cheap transportation on a steamship
Tiny Island in New York Harbor Went through a processing center after 1892 Passed through in about a day 12 million immigrants between 1892-1954 People would be separated from their families if they had an issues ▪ Some of those people would be returned to Europe if they did not meet the health standards.
Immigrants made up the population of most cities New York Chicago Detroit The cities were divided amongst nationalities Little Italy-Italians Lower east Side-Jewish Learning English was part of the adaptation Those that had marketing skills were successful in business.
China 430 million people ▪ High Unemployment rates ▪ Poverty ▪ Famine Taiping Rebellion Japan When Japan industrialized people left for new economic opportunities.
Barracks that Asians lived in 1910 Mostly young men and men in their 20s Getting entry into the United States could last for months.
Extreme dislike of immigrants by native born people Undermined unions Would work when other workers went on strike Worked for low wages
Prejudice against Catholics Irish amongst the most persecuted Men: Miners, clock hands, ditch diggers, and factory works Women: Cooks, servants, and mill workers American Protective Association: Anti-Catholic Group
Chinese Exclusion Act Banned immigrants for 10 years Prevented people already in the country to become citizens Not repealed until 1943 Racially Segregated Schools Since 1859, schools had been segregated Teddy Roosevelt Limit Japanese immigration if schools were unsegregated
Passed in 1917 Taft and Wilson vetoed this law, but it still passed. English Proficiency Test in English and other languages