Push and Pull Factors
- Between 1850 – 1914, 40 million people emigrated to the USA, most of these were 'New Immigrants'
- For most the journey was hard and consisted of two weeks in the cheapest class of travel with little or no privacy
- There was also no guarantee that you would be allowed in
- By 1910 many in the USA began to oppose the mass immigration
Open Door Policy: A policy which encouraged mass immigration up to 1920’s (this made entry into the country as easy as possible).
Push Factors: Reasons why people would want to leave their country
Pull Factors: Reasons why people would want to stay in a certain country
‘Old’ Immigrants: An old immigrant is a person who immigrated to the USA and was most likely to be a W.A.S.P (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant)
‘New’ Immigrants: A new immigrant is someone who immigrated later between 1880-1900 who mostly were from Eastern and Southern Europe
Ellis Island: Ellis Island is an island in New Jersey where immigrants would go before they were allowed to enter the USA, if they were refused they would be sent back home