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Unit 1: Immigration

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Transcript of Unit 1: Immigration

Unit 1:
Immigration

Boss Tweed
Political Machines
Political Bosses and Machines
provided basic services
for immigrants and the poor
In exchange for votes
Got rich thru gov. projects (overcharging)
Immigration escalates in the late 19th century
Push
Pull
Bad conditions
Economic oppurtunity
JOBS$$$
Old
Old
Old
British
French
Spanish
German
Old
New
New
New
New
OLD Immigrants
NEW Immigrants
From Western Europe
Spain, UK, Fra and Ger
Mostly Protestant
From Southern and Eastern Europe
Mostly Catholic or Jews
Russian
Polish
Greek
move into Ethnic communities
known as Ghettos
Children Americanzied in Schools
Nativist
: People opposed to immigration
Nativism
: The act of discriminating against immigrants
Chinese Exclusion Act
1st federal law restricting immigration
Lure of precious metals drew
miners to the far west
Klondike 1896
Dawes Act
Intended to help
actually hurt
Tribal land sold by
individuals who got it
Led to Assimilation
Indian Citizenship Act
Made all natives
US citizens
Many newcomers lived in
crowded
Tenement
buildings
OLD vs. New
Immigration

People who enter a foreign country to live there
Immigrant
Boss
Tweed
In NY
Entry point for East Coast
Mostly European Immigrants
Ellis Island
In CA
Entry point for the West Coast
Mostly East Asian immigrants
Angel Island
Work was done mostly by immigrants
Irish in the East
Chinese in the west
Railroad expansion
In a "new" land
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