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How did immigration during the late 1800s affect the United

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Tressa Weddington

on 6 November 2013

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Transcript of How did immigration during the late 1800s affect the United

How did immigration during the late 1800s affect the United States?
Economic Effects
Political Effects
Social Effects
This is what immigration looked like in New York in the late 1800s.
Benevolent societies were aid organizations that offered immigrants help in case of sickness, unemployment or death.
Chinese Exclusion Act
In 1880, about 105,000 Chinese immigrants came to live in the U.S. This lead to the Congress passing the Chinese Exclusion Act, which banned Chinese people from immigrating to the United States for 10 years.
As immigration settled, they had to limit the amount of immigrants coming into the United States. They passed two laws called Chinese Exclusion Act and the State Tenement House Act.
State Tenement House Act
Veiller and COS helped to pass the New York State Tenement House Act in 1901. This law helped new buildings to have better ventilation and running water.
Many immigrants who traveled to the United States had hard-working conditions, long hours and low paying jobs. From these jobs, immigrants could only afford tenements. In 1880, the reason the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed was because of racism.
Benevolent Societies
Immigrants that traveled to the United States were very poor and couldn't afford houses, so they lived in tenements, or poorly built overcrowded apartments. Many tenements didn't have any windows, or running water.
Many of the immigrants who came to America ended up in tenements. Tenements were very low in cost, but they were not very safe. Full families had to squeeze into two rooms, and the fire escapes were often blocked.
Many skyscrapers gave people jobs and homes. This increased the need for transportation that was needed to transport people to there jobs and homes. Trains, subways, cable cars, and electric trolleys were common.
Hull House
One of the most famous settlement house of this time period is the Hull House. Jane Adams and her acquaintance, Ellen Gates Starr, created the house. They helped the immigrants with cooking, sewing, and taught them English.
With all of the immigrants moving to the U.S. there became more jobs and more money going to families.
Some economic effects that occurred when the immigrants traveled into the United States was jobs. The jobs they had were low paying, long hours and very poor working conditions.
Tenement life in the late 1800s.
Jane Addams Hull House
Ellis Island
New immigrants coming to the United States from the East Coast came through Ellis Island. Immigrants coming from the West Coast came through Angel Island.
Ellis Island
When immigrants came to the United States, it was mostly because they wanted to begin new lives and start over in a new country. This affected the U.S. socially because some immigrants had diseases or legal problems.
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