UNST 220 Understanding Communities

Dr. Martha J. Bianco

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Module II Lecture Guide

Part I

 

The Rich Just Keep Getting Richer

 

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I.                 Immigration

 

 


 

Passengers aboard ship headed for America

Crowded conditions on ship

First sight of America for first waves of immigration

 

Ellis Island from the sky

 

View of approach to Ellis Island from ship

Ellis Island from docked ship

Inside great hall at Ellis

Eye exam at Ellis Island

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A. Sources of Immigrants

 

B. Reasons for Migration within US

1.      Local conditions ("push" factors):

2.      Conditions in medium and large cities ("pull" factors)

Early 20th century pamphlet inviting immigrants to Minnesota

 

C. Foreign Immigration

 

Click to be taken to this Timeline of Immigration

 

Click to view schematic of First and Second Wave US Immigrants

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1.      First-Wave Immigrants

 

Early English settlers

African slaves

Slaveship

 

 

German immigrants at Ellis Island

Immigrant Irish factory workers

Chinese immigrants in Americanization class

 

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Martha J. Bianco, Ph.D.

2006-2008