General Immigration

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Starting from the early 1800's to the mid 1900's, the immigrants came to America for variety of reasons; they faced many hardship and hostility against them from the nativist. When the immigration began (from the early 1800's), come's the majority of immigrants: the Northern and western Europeans, also with small groups of Asians. These mass immigrations were considered the old immigration, while the new immigrations began when the sources of the immigration shifted vastly (1880-1900). The increased immigrants came from the Eastern and southern European countries, while also the Asian population increased slightly (mostly the Chinese). Once the immigrants arrived on U.S. soil, they had to pass many examinations, tests, and interrogation. These inspections alarmed many immigrants, and many were treated somewhat inaccurately and strangely. For example, while foreign men were asked to strip down for physical inspection, the foreign women were being bared naked in public, causing alarms to their fellow people. This caused many discomfort t Continue...


In return the offerer wanted fifty cents back per week in return of the employment. However, as time passed, many of the American people, were upset about the immigrations. Not really speaking English very well, many people took advantages of the immigrants, such as the one in document 2. to make more money for their families. Yet, they brought hopes and possibilities to the lives of their children, and their grandchildren. This was accepted along with his friends and family. The majority of the immigrants, who had jobs, were that of dangerous and low wages. Also, many other immigrants kindly let other immigrants live with them. Many of the immigrants left their country because of the problems they faced from their homeland. As for the Russian Jews, they faced prosecution from the government. Many people aided them, taught them, and gave them a place where they could have public activities. The ships provided no real food, they often ate the ones they brought, they had no bathrooms, the place made disease possible to spread easily, could only bring what they could carry. Thankfully, there were aides from fellow communities and people.