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Urbanization Cities grew rapidly after the civil war ended. Specialized industries often located near population centers,sometime in one city or area. Immigration from other countries. Movement of Americans from rural to urban areas for jobs.
Immigration Increased after 1880 Hope for better opportunities Religious Freedom Escape from government in other countries Adventure
Ellis Island Became the main passage of entry for immigration Operated from 1892 to 1954 Over 12 billion immigrants passed through
Problems#1 Developed as cities and immigration grew Immigration neighborhoods became over crowded and sometimes became ghetto Tenements were often unhealthy buildings to live in Discrimination and culture conflicts were common *Irish *Chinese
Problems #2 Politicians machines gained power in many cities Voting fraud and other politician corruptions
Efforts#1 To solve immigration problems The settlement house movement began and spread to many cities. Settlement houses were started Jane Adams started Hull House Politicians machines and their supporters Often helped immigrants find jobs
Efforts#2 Exasperated immigrants vote in return.
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