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