Presentation on theme: "EQ: Why did people immigrate to the United States?"— Presentation transcript:
1 EQ: Why did people immigrate to the United States? ImmigrationEQ:Why did people immigrate to theUnited States?
2 Immigration factorsPush factors: things that drive people away from one location to find a new place to live and workPull factors: things that attract people to a new location
3 Why do people emigrate? Are these push or pull factors? Hope for better opportunityReligious freedomEscape from cruel or unfair governmentAdventure
4 65 million???Since the US began keeping records in 1820, more than 65 million people have come to live in this countryWhy did so many come here in the 19th century?Rapid growth of industryWhat area in the US did most of the factories exist? So most immigrants lived where?
5 Experience in the land of opportunity Immigrants were not always welcomed with open armsEthnic and religious tensions were common among immigrant groupsEarlier immigrants were afraid the new immigrants would take their jobs awayImmigrants from all over experienced discrimination in the work place
6 Where did they come from? The first group of immigrants came before 1890, people emigrated from northern and western Europe.Most of these immigrants came from countries including Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Norway, & Sweden
7 Where else?From about early 1900s, many people came from southern and eastern Europe.They emigrated from countries such as Italy, Greece, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, & Russia
8 Where did they settle?Many immigrants were so poor that they settled near the place where they came into the United States, like New York City or BostonOthers moved south or west as the country’s population grew
9 Immigrants often established close-knit communities in big cities such as Cincinnati, OhioMilwaukee, WisconsinChicago, IllinoisCleveland, Ohio