Visit
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/index.htm
Interactive tour of Ellis Island
Write 5 Facts:

Take the citizenship quiz
http://www.ellisisland.org/quizzes/quiz_a.asp
use your school email address:
first.last* (*last 3 digits of the Student Pin)@students.cmcss.net
Example: John.Smith123@students.cmcss.net

Notes:


_Immigrant - migrates or moves into a country

_Emigrant - leaves his homeland for some other place

push factor_ - conditions that drive people to leave their homes

pull_ factor - conditions that attract them to a new area

Examples:

-_Ellis Island - place where mostly Europeans immigrants arrive to America

- Statue of Liberty (New York City)

“The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus

- _Angel_ _Island - place where mostly Asian immigrants arrive to America

Becoming a “true American” meant one had to _assimilate or become part of another culture.



ORIGINAL CULTURE + AMERICAN CULTURE = ASSIMILATION

Why did anti-immigrant feelings grow?

¨ economic depression

¨ job competition

¨ overcrowding in cities

Limits on Immigration

(1882) - Chinese_ _Exclusion_ _Act__
  • no laborers for ten years (The act defined laborers as “skilled and unskilled laborers and Chinese employed in mining.” Thus very few Chinese could enter the country under the 1882 law.)
  • prohibited citizenship of Chinese living in US for less than 10 years
  • exceptions made: teachers, diplomats, students and relatives

Visit this site: Write 5 facts:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/asian-american/angel_island/chapter1.htm


When done you may go to: http://howingtonhistory.wikispaces.com/Finished+Now+What