Immigrants

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  • Immigrants
    • Reasons
      • Didn't want to be involved with European affairs after WW1
      • Wanted a better life
        • Escaping poverty from poorer parts of Europe
    • America was the land of opportunity
      • People wanted to live the American dream
        • Wanted a better life
          • Escaping poverty from poorer parts of Europe
        • American had a good reputation
      • Lots of space
      • Lots of raw materials
    • Jews and Criminals were escaping persecution
    • They brought with them many things Americans didn't like
      • Disease
      • New political ideas
      • Communism
      • Came poor - had nothing to give back to USA
      • Couldn't even speak english
    • Took the jobs of many American people
      • Literacy test introduced n 917 to reduce number of immigrants
    • Lived in ghettos
      • Grouped together out of fear of persecution
      • Homesick

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