America's Perks and Faults
Mistakes and Achievements Throughout the Years
The Dawes Act
Chinese Exclusion Act
Old / New Immigrants
After the rush of immigrants into America, there were now two groups of immigrants, The old, and the new. If you were to come after 1890, you were considered new. New immigrants couldn't speak proper English, had little money, and came from Southern or Eastern Europe. The old immigrants were the opposite, and highly preferred by Americans. I'm ashamed of this because we were classifying two groups of people and treating them differently. We didn't help the new immigrants, instead we shunned them.