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U.S. S.S. Chapter 20

Describe Old Immigrants. The Old Immigrants came from Northern Europe such as Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia and most were Protestants.
Describe New Immigrants. The New Immigrants came from Sothern and Eastern Europe such as Czechs, Greeks, Hungarians, Italians, Russians, and Slovaks and many were Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholics, and Jews.
Why were New and Old Immigrants leave their own country? The immigrants left their country to escape political or religious persecutions and seeking economic opportunities.
Where did most immigrants travel? Most immigrants traveled in steerage on a ship.
Describe steerage. Steerage was hot, cramped, and foul-smelling
What was the busiest center in the United States? The busiest center in the United States was Ellis Island.
Why was less than 2% of immigrants rejected? 2% of immigrants were rejected by illness or illegal issues
Where were some other centers in the United States? Angel Island near San Francisco and El Paso, Texas.
Describe immigrant neighborhoods. Immigrant neighborhoods had the same people living there, practiced family customs, spoke in their native language, lived in tenements, and created benevolent societies.
Where did unskilled immigrants work? Unskilled immigrants worked in factories and sweatshops.
Where did skilled immigrants work? Skilled workers worked as bakers, carpenters, masons, and some saved money and stared their own business.
Why was Chinese Exclusion Act instilled? Many U.S. born citizens feared immigrants were taking jobs.
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