The New Immigrants 15.1
The New immigrants
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an immigration station located in New York Harbor, where Europeans entering the US were required to pass inspection - between 1892-1924, approximately 17 million immigrants passed through this station
an immigration station in San Francisco Bay, harsh conditions, questioning, and long detention - where Asians (mostly Chinese) would undergo inspection before entering the US - between 1910-1940 about 50,000 Chinese immigrants entered through this station
response to growth in immigration - a clear and obvious favoritism toward native-born Americans (not Native Americans - just white people who aren't immigrants) - believed that problems were caused by immigrants from the 'wrong' countries
Chinese Exclusion Act
1882 Congressional act that banned entry to all Chinese except students, teachers, merchants, tourists, and government officials; originally meant for 10 years, but these restrictions extended until finally repealed in 1943
1907-1908; President Theodore Roosevelt's deal with Japanese government which agreed to limit emigration of unskilled workers to the US in exchange for the repeal of the San Francisco segregation order - which separated Japanese children into separate schools
created the Workingmen's Party that gained much political strength from its hostility to the Chinese in California
favoring advancement toward better conditions or new ideas
place of meeting and worship and religious instruction in the Jewish faith
How immigrants dealt with challenges
through ethic communities, people pooled money to build churches and synagogues, formed social clubs and aid societies, founded orphanages and old people's homes, established cemeteries, and published newspapers in their own language
Challenges facing immigrants
finding a place to live, getting a job, and getting along in daily life while trying to understand an unfamiliar language and culture
a bacterial infection, characterized by fever and coughing, that spread easily
Why did people immigrate ti the U.S.
fled religious persecution -political unrest their country - better jobs and education - shrinking farmland in home country - American is seen as "land of freedom and opportunity"
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