Think about your background your race/ethnicity/heritage. Do you know how your family came to America?

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  • Think about your background your race/ethnicity/heritage. Do you know how your family came to America?

  • Analyze the circumstances surrounding the great wave of immigration after the Civil WarEvaluate how nativism affected immigration policies

  • SteerageEllis IslandAngel IslandNativismAmerican Protective AssociationWorkingmans Party of CaliforniaChinese Exclusion Act

  • By the 1890s, eastern and southern Europeans make up more than half of all immigrants.Why come to America?JobsFew immigration restrictionsAvoid military serviceAvoid religious persecutionEuropes class system

  • Ellis IslandTook 1 day to go through inspectionsStep lively in every languageColored chalkH (heart), K (hernia), Sc (scalp), X (mental)

  • Most immigrants settled in cities.Ethnic neighborhoodsMore stripes than on the skin of a zebra

    The benefits of learning English, having $$Did all immigrants come to stay?

  • Reasons for Chinese coming to AmericaProblems in AsiaChinas population = 430 million49ersTaiping RebellionCentral Pacific RailroadJapanese immigration#s remained small until 1900Picked up between 1900 and 1919Angel IslandAsian immigrants were mostly young men

  • The increase in immigration led to nativismNot the 1st time nativism was commonFear of CatholicismSome labor unions anti-immigration

  • Nativism led to the forming of two anti-immigrant groupsThe American Protective AssociationThe Workingmans Party of CaliforniaIrony?In 1882, two laws passBan on paupers and mentally illChinese Exclusion ActRenewed in 1892 and made permanent in 1902

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