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Immigration in the Pre-Civil War Period. First Wave: The British. Coming to America…..but WHY?!?! Because of the Industrial Revolution, there were not enough jobs for all of the people seeking them Extremely poor, they immigrated to America in hopes of a better life. The British . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Immigration in the Pre-Civil War Period

Immigration in the Pre-Civil War Period1Coming to America..but WHY?!?!

Because of the Industrial Revolution, there were not enough jobs for all of the people seeking themExtremely poor, they immigrated to America in hopes of a better lifeFirst Wave: The British

2The British From 1831-1840, 600,ooo+ Immigrated to the United States

3Came for two primary reasons:PoliticalEconomicBecame a powerful influence after awhile- antislavery views, supported public education, and farmed

Second Wave: The Germans

4Cincinnati especially has a strong German-influence 44% of Total Population in 1870 was GermanGermans

5Third Wave: The Scots and Irish

The Irish Potato Famine

Also known as the Great Famine or Great Hunger

Period of mass starvation and disease

This created a need for a change

6Over 1 Million people died in 7 long yearsIrish and the Scots

7Immigration at a Glance

Year# of Immigrants 1831-1840599,1251841-1850 1,713,2511851-1860 2,598,2141861-18702,314,8241871-18802,812,1911881-1890 5,246,6138What is a Nativist?Someone who believes that foreign-born people pose a threat and should not be allowed to enter country

Irish Catholics, East European Jews, Italians, Chinese, and Japanese

Relations9Were the first targets of nativists

Were segregated and looked down upon because of the way they speak, look, and especially because they were CatholicIrish Relations

10Genealogy: The study and tracing of lines of descent or development.After dividing into 3 Separate Groups, refer to the Name GuideAnswer the following questions on the back of your notes:Genealogy Activity!11Before looking for your surname, what group of immigrants do you think that you belong to, if any, from this compiled list?If you can locate your name, what nation would your name have been from? If you can not find your name at all on the lists, do one of two things: A: Google your name on a smart phone or friends phone and find information there. B: Just pick any name from the lists.What does your name stand for? What is its meaning? If you can not find the meaning, look it up!What struggles, if any, would your group of immigrants have in coming to this nation?Please write a brief paragraph on your feelings of your findings. Ex: Did you learn something from all of this?

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