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History of the Americas
Social Studies Final Summative Exam Study Guide, Quarter 2, Year A: Identity (2019) *Because apparently nobody actually made it.* So.
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Name three reasons why people left their home countries to immigrate to the United States
seeking economic opportunity, educational opportunity, fleeing conditions of war, poverty, discrimination, violence in their country of origin, seeking religious freedom, to be with family
What is called when professional people emigrate for better economic opportunities and, as a result, there are not enough educated people left in their countries of origin.
What was the world's most famous immigration station?
Why did the Irish immigrate to the United States in the 1840s?
The Potato Famine
Why did Chinese immigrants first come to California in the 1840s?
The discovery of gold, the Gold Rush
List three impacts immigrations may have upon a host country.
diversity of cultures, religions, language
Which wave of immigration began during the colonial era and included the period of the Revolutionary War?
Which of the five waves of immigration was the largest?
Which wave of immigration was much more open to people from all countries, including Asia, (modern) Africa, the Middle East, etc. as a result of major changes in United States immigration laws?
Which wave of immigration featured millions of people coming to the United States between the years 1881 and 1920?
Which wave of immigration included the very large numbers of Irish and German immigrants who came to the United States?
Which wave of immigration included many Central and Eastern Europeans, Jews, and Italians?
The state was that was the first to demand laws to restrict the admittance of Chinese immigrants was Texas.
Old immigrants came from southern and eastern Europe.
False; Northern and western Europe
New immigrants largely came from northern and western Europe
False; southern and eastern Europe)
The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the number of immigrants from outside of the Western Hemisphere.
The Immigration Act of 1924 was intentionally discriminatory toward non-Western European immigrants by banning people from the Russian Empire.
False; by using old census data to set quotas
United States immigration laws have included specific numbers for people from specific parts of the world; these are called quotas.
Immediate relatives of immigrant citizens are always included in national quotas.
False; are not always
You must prove you don't have an infectious disease or a criminal record to get a visa.
In the period of The Great Depression, 1930-35, immigration to the United States dropped significantly.
A permit allowing an immigrant to live and work or go to school is called a license
In 1924, the United States Border Patrol was established to prevent illegal immigration.
Currently, the agency in charge of all United States immigration and security matters for the federal government is called The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
False; the Department of Homeland Security
A ceiling on immigrants from a specific place means that unlimited numbers will be admitted.
A major reason for the huge population shifts in Europe, including in the 20th century, has never been war.
False; has often been war
England gave the US the Statue of Liberty.
Cubans are treated the same as Haitians by the United States immigration policies.
False; are not
Students from other countries who are not already residents of the United States need a visa to study at American schools, including universities.
Official permission to live in the United States without restriction but without citizenship is called a yellow card.
False; green card
People who wish to become citizens and have passed the citizenship test do not take an oath of allegiance to the United States government.
False; they do
The group of voluntary immigrants that historically was subject to the most discriminatory laws was the Irish.
False; the Chinese
Name the group of immigrants who arrived in great numbers during the Third Wave primarily to escape ethnic and religious persecution and name the neighborhood in New York City where they primarily settled at that time; it became famous as a slum community needing help through the work of photographer Lewis Hines.
Irish; maxwell and halsted?
Name the war (1960s-70s) that resulted in a great number of Southeast Asian refugees coming to the United States and three main countries from which those refugees have come.
Vietnamese war; Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia?
Give the historical reason for why there are so many Spanish place names in the United States.
Because about half of the original territory of Mexico was taken by the USA.
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