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2.04 Coming To America Assignments

Assignment for 2.04 Option 1Go to File, Download As, then pick the format you can edit. :-)You may write a letter to a friend or family member back home to explain what the process will be like. Your letter should be written from the point of view of an Asian or European immigrant in the early 1900s. Be sure to consider the following in your response:●Where are you from?●Why did you leave your homeland?●How was your journey to the United States?●What happened to you when you arrived?●What is your new life like in America? Where do you live and what do you do every day?●What difficulties do you face because of who you are, where you came from, or where you livenow?Your letter or guide should be at least one page in lengthand in no larger than a 12-point font. You may include clip art or images. Be sure to cite your sources.Dear mother,Coming from a small town in Asia, where I barely had a life for myself and a country on the other side of the world, the United States has been a whirlwind of events. I had to leave because I wanted a better life for

2.04 Notes: Coming to America: Industrial Revolution Objectives After completing this lesson, you will be able to:identify the different immigrant groups that arrived in the United States during the Industrial Revolution and explain the reasons why they immigrated to the United Statescompare and contrast immigration before and after 1890analyze the response of the government, corporations, and society to Eastern and Westernimmigration Immigrant GroupsWhat Groups Immigrated to the United States?The earliest waves of immigrants to the United States came in the 1830s and 1840s. Most industry at that time was located in the Northeast. As a result, most immigrants settled in that region. From about 1820 to 1880, more than nine million immigrants came to the United States. Most arrived from northern and western European countries, including Great Britain, Ireland, and Germany. Immigration during this period is often referred to as the "old immigration wave" to the United States. In addition to Europeans, immigrants from Asia arrived on the West Coast in the early 1850s. During the California Gold Rush, about 25,000 Chinese immigrants came to the United States. The Second Industrial Revolution, which began after the Civil War, expanded manufacturing to other regions of the United States. Mines and factories needed more workers. Expanding railroads also needed workers. The need for laborers pulled more immigrants from different areas of Europe.Many immigrants came from southern and eastern European countries such as Greece, Italy, and Russia. They differed in their cultural and religious backgrounds from the previous immigrants. In general, the religious heritage of the first wave of immigrants was similar to the original settlers of America, in that most were Protestant Christians. The new immigrants were mainly Catholics, Jews, or Orthodox Christians. During the 1880s alone, more than five million people left their home countries to start new lives in the United States. Select the hotspots on the map shown here to find out more about immigration to the United States from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. What do you think immigrants' lives might have been like?