immigrant experience

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  • The immigrant experience
    • by the end of the 19th century, many different ethnic groups lived in the us thanks to Americas 'open door policy'
    • old emigrants = 17th century
      • Britain, ireland, germany, and scandinavia
        • many already had family members in the us
          • they went on to have success in banking, politics, and law
    • new immigrants began to arrive in the 1890's
    • from eastern europe and the meditteranian
    • many were poor, had little education skills and were fleeing persecution in their home country
    • found it difficult to find well paid jobs. lived in slums with people from their ethnic groups

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