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FC: Chapter 7 American history immigration project. Due 10/19/11 Go02265 Gabriel Oberley

1: This book will be about Immigration into America. It will be covering the following ethic groups; Poland, Germany, Liechtenstein the Ukraine and The Soviet Union/Russia.

2: The first Ukraine to migrate to America was Ivan Bohdan in the year 1608. | The Ukraine | The Ukraine's mass migrated to America in three waves the first being during the Second industrial revolution; around the late 19th century. The second wave came in between the World Wars, the third came after WW2. | In 1897 a discrimintory law was passed in Pennsylvania that required non-citizen miners to pay an attentional tax.

3: The Ukraine's migrated toward cities like New York City. In fact New York City has the largest Ukraine population in the country according to the 2000 U.S census. | The Ukraine's were not treated very well at first like most ethic groups that migrated to America. Mainly because they spoke a different language, wore different clothes and, ate different food.

4: Soviet Union/Russia | The Russians migrated to America in several periods. 1880s-1914; 1920-1939; 1945-1955; and 1970s-present. | Most of them settled in the northeastern United States. In states like New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. | The Russians have avoided participating in the government and there-fore have not caused any major events. With a few expections of local governments where Russian immigrants are high.

5: This photo shows how American influenced traditional Russian clothing.

6: Poland | Immigrants from Poland like other ethic groups migrated to America in waves the first being from 1800s-1860. | They mainly settled in Chicago. Poland was a mostly catholic nation and therefore catholic traditions where ingrained in the lives of the Poles, back when they where first immigrating to America they was separation between them and a mostly protestant nation.

8: Germany | From 1675 to 1677 William Penn made trips to Germany on behalf of the quaker faith. As a religious sects in Germany began immigrating to America to escape discrimination. | By the time the first U.S census took place more than 8.6% of the overall population was German

9: The German immigrants settled pretty much every where in the US. weather it be in the mid-west or the south, to the northeast to the west. It all really depended on where they landed. | Germans stayed away from the government until Carl Schurz, who was very politically active. The first president that had a german surname was Dwight D. Eisenhower.

10: Liechtenstein | Liechtenstein is a very small country, with a population of about 35,000 (as of 2009) | Its total area is only 62 square miles.(A little bigger than Pittsburgh PA) | So as you can imagine for a such a small country it is kind of hard to find information on it. | What I did find out about Liechtenstein immigration to America will be on the next page!

11: I couldn't find any photos of Liechtenstein immigrants so I got the next best thing. This is a anime character from the series call Hetalia(where country's are personified) the girl in the picture to the right is Liechtenstein if you haven't already figured that out. | The first large group that came to America was in 1851-1852. | When they got to America they landed in New Orleans and headed north for Dubuque, Iowa. | They fit in quite well since the majority of Dubuque was German.

12: Conclusion | Well thank your for reading my project and I hope you like it. I had a lot of fun learning about the ethic groups that I picked.

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