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Ch. 18 Sec. 4 A New Wave of Immigration

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Transcript of Ch. 18 Sec. 4 A New Wave of Immigration

Old and New
Old immigrants came before the 1880's
(from Western and Northern Europe)
New immigrants came after 1880
(from Southern and Eastern Europe)
Why?
1. Economic opportunities
(jobs)
2. Political (escaping war)
3. Religious persecution
Ellis Island
Immigrants from Europe had to go to immigration processing centers
Ellis Island

opened in 1892 in New York Harbor

Opposition to Immigration
Work
Garment and steel factories in cities
Many also worked in construction
Fear of losing jobs to immigrants
Nativists
- group of American citizens against immigrants
1882-
Chinese Exclusion Act
banned Chinese people from coming to America for 10 years
Passed by President #21
Chester B Arthur
who replaced President #20
James Garfield
after he was assassinated
Mexican Immigrants
Came in the late 1800's
Most settled in the Southwest
Found work on railroads, construction, steel mills, mines, or large farms
Ch. 18 A New Wave of Immigration
EQ: Why did immigrants come to America and how did people respond?
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