Reasons for Mass immigration 1890-1914

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  • Explain why there was mass immigration 1890-1914
    • 'Push factors'- Persecution e.g. Jews from Tsarist Russia
    • USA had space that needed to be 'colonised'. There was room for people in western states.
    • 'Push Factors' e.g. poverty in Southern Italy
    • 'Pull Factors'- 'The American Dream'
    • After 1819 there were developments in Technology, Rail-roads and Shipping
    • Many immigrants already had relatives willing to help them on arrival.
    • There were no restrictions e.g. Quota Act's and some state governments even favoured immigration.


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