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FC: Immigrants | Abdelrahman Salem American History 11-6-2012
1: Table of content 2-3....................Japanese 4-5..........................Irish 6-7......................Chinese 8-9......................German 10-11...................Pictures Back Cover.............Sources
2: The Japanese immigrants immigrated to the US because they wanted a better life, get a better education, get new jobs, escape poverty, unemployment, bankruptcies, and they heard of the sugar industry. | The first Japanese came to the US in 1869. They first went to Hawaii and then to California. There were jobs in the US to work. More than 400,000 Japanese citizens immigrated to the USA between 1886-1911. | Japanese
3: Japanese immigration benefited American Society by bringing their traditions and their beliefs, also. They built Buddhist temples in America for Buddhist worshipers. | Of the over 130 million Japanese people, about 1,200,000 of them live in the United States of America. The largest Japanese population, outside of Japan, is in Brazil at 1.4 million.
4: During the 1840's, almost half of the immigrants that migrated to America were Irish. They left their native country in hope of a better life in America for various reasons. | The potato Famine was one reason they migrated, which was the failing of the potato crop which caused the severe decrease. 1/3 of the population passed away and 2 million went and migrated to America. Other reasons caused the migration to America such as the Infectious Disease, Poverty, Homelessness, and Religious Persecution. | Irish
5: They created many riots and and had many religious conflicts. They also, became leaders in the USA. | They first came and settled mostly in Pennsylvania then they started to move north of Virginia and, north of California and, south of Caroline
6: A lot of them immigrated specifically to the west coast due to the gold rush and the prospects of striking it rich. Also a major reason was the building of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the 1860's | A large increase in the Chinese population of the US resulted from the California Gold Rush of the 1850s. Chinese immigrants came with the dream of finding gold but found steady work as laborers, at first working for the miners and prospectors and operating businesses that supported them. They were a labor force already in place and available when building the transcontinental railroad began in the 1860s. Many Chinese arrived to work for and operate businesses to support the Chinese building the railroads. | Chines
7: The Chinese faced harsh things and were tortured in America beaten because of racism. | The Chinese when they immigrated to America most of them settled in New York.
8: 1709: 3,000 came to NY. The largest number of arrivals came 1840–1900. 1850s - Nearly one million. Germans immigrated to America in this decade, one of the peak periods of German immigration; in 1854 alone, 215,000 Germans arrived in this country. 1880s - In this decade, the decade of heaviest German immigration, nearly 1.5 million Germans left their country to settle in the United States; about 250,000, the greatest number ever, arrived in 1882. 1950s - Between 1951 and 1960, 580,000 Germans immigrated to the United States. 1960s - Between 1961 and 1970, 210,000 Germans immigrated to the United States. Recent edition of the California States-Zesting. Recent edition of the California States Zesting. Serial and Government Publications Division. 1970s - Between 1971 and 1980, 65,000 Germans immigrated to the United States -1834: 17,000+. 1837: 24,000+. 1882: Highest post-Civil War year for immigration -- 250,630 persons arrived.. 1890-1892: 244,000. 1912 less than 20,000 arrivals. 1894: less than 40,000 arrivals
9: The Germans were forced to follow a certain religion so William Penn told them to come to America were they were free to follow any religion they wanted so they came to America.