IMMIGRATION AMAL H., ZAHRA A., & MARISSA M. | PARADA | DECEMBER
HISTORY OF IMMIGRATION Colonial Immigration: 17 th and 18 th centuries “Old” Immigration: Mid-19 th century New” Immigration: Late 19 th and early 20 th centuries
SOCIAL EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION Factory work Racism Nativism Slums Different in societies (the gildeners and the poor immigrants) Melting pot Different races and religions of people came together in one place, and it caused some serious anti-immigration feelings. Transportation
ECONMIC EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION Peoples party economic crises Democrats improve econ by 1890s Factory work Cheap labor Chinese labor Blacks almost back to a type of slavery- debt
POLITICAL EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION Laws passed I. Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 II. National Origins Act of 1924 III. National Origins Act of IV. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
WHAT IMPACT DID THEY HAVE? Colonial immigration The very foundation of America is built upon the ideas, skills and culture they brought with them. The English settlers formed the governments, language and major cultural traditions that would become America. Many Irish workers constructed transportation routes (railroads, etc...) the Germans and others brought farming techniques and education traditions.
WHAT IMPACT DID THEY HAVE? “ Old” immigration The ethnic diversity of the immigrants changed America into a more multi-cultural society with varied language, traditions and practices. The cultural contributions of the new immigrants can be seen in the art, food, music and culture of modern America.
WHAT IMPACT DID THEY HAVE? Modern immigration The growing influence of immigrants as a political force is also of note. Recent history has also seen an increase in activism by and on behalf of growing ethnic groups, fueled by increased immigration and focused on reducing discrimination and protecting rights and freedoms of minority groups.
WHAT ISSUES DID THEY FACE? Nativism or anti-immigrant feelings in American society surfaced during this era. While not as severe as during the wave of "new immigration" this nativist thinking can be seen in the anti-immigrant platform of the Know Nothing Party of the mid 19th century. corrupt political forces Language, customs, religions and traditions clashed with those prevailing in the US at the time Discrimination Lower wages