they’re coming to america 2

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  • 1. Theyre Coming to America!
    Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free?

2. New Immigration
Write down 3 things that you find interesting about this video
Do you notice anything different about these immigrants compared to those from yesterday- skin color, dress, gender, economic class?
3. The NEW America
America begins to Industrialize and Urbanize.
Many in these cities feared these new immigrants
People feared the networking of new immigrants
4. Who are New Immigrants
Asian: China, Korea, Japan
Eastern European: Hungry, Czechoslovakia,Poland
5. Ellis Island, New York
Island off of Manhattan Island.
Entry point for immigrants from Europe.
Immigrants were examined, detained, or deported. Health
12 million immigrants passed through this facility from 1892 and 1954.
All of this done on an island
6. Italians
Most began arriving after 1900
Left because of poor economic conditions
Northeast United States
Little Italy
Many felt that they were ALL part of the mafia- they were attacked for these stereotypes.
7. Eastern Europeans
Polish: American Revolution- General Pulaski. Industrialization and unemployment drove them to leave.
Czech: settled in the Midwest,were Agrarian, and were mainly CATHOLIC.
Hungarian: Two waves- 1) The Forty Ninersand 2) Poorer less educated people leaving towards the turn of the century.
8. Russians
Began to arrive after the 1862 Homestead Act
Many came due to political trouble and economic trouble at home.
The last wave of Russian immigrants came after the October Revolution in 1917
Many left Russia for religious freedom

9. San Francisco
Large port city in California- Pacific Ocean
Many Asian immigrants entered the U.S. here.
Many Asian immigrants were violently attacked in the city as anti-immigration sentiment began to spread.
10. Japanese
Japan: Settled in controlled numbers in California and the Hawaiian territory. Share croppers and plantation workers in HI.
Steps were taken in the first decade of the 20th century to begin to outlaw immigration.
1907: Gentleman's Agreement-deal that Japan would quit issuing labor passports.
11. Koreans
Came through San Francisco
Were used to replace Chinese and Japanese workers on Hawaiian plantations.
Same fate as the Japanese. Restrictions.
12. Chinese
Many left due to dynastic wars, poverty, etc.
Cheap labor- Transcontinental Railroad (Central Pacific)
Good workers? Why?
49ers, farmers, laborers
Many laws enacted to keep the Chinese down.
Chinese Exclusion Act- Denied Chinese Immigration and denied citizenship to those here.
POTUS Cleveland: "an element ignorant of our constitution and laws, impossible of assimilation with our people and dangerous to our peace and welfare."
13. The Jewish Problem
Immigration in the 1880s due to persecution in Eastern Europe.
Were intrigued by freedom
Many left due to the Pogroms, or anti-Jewish uprisings in Russia- Czar Alexander III
Anti-Semitism was high in Europe.
14. The Laws of the Land
Chinese Exclusion Act(1882)- banned immigration and citizenship.
Immigration Act of 1917: Kept out those that the congress felt were inadequate- illiterate, uneducated, etc.Also kept out the rest of Asia.
Emergency Quota Act(1921)- Placed a quota on the total number of immigrants that could enter our country.
15. Fear
Nativism: Fear of immigrants.
They stink, they drink, and they dont practice our religion- Catholics and Orthodox.
Felt they would take their jobs.
Felt that they would lower wages and make unions weak.
Sparked violence in urban areas.
16. Reflection
Is immigration a problem now?
What things shock you about New Immigration?
What are the differences between New and Old immigration?
Give us your tired?