Hungarian immigrants

By- Rebecca Carroll 3rd Period

Hungarian Flag

Map of Hungary- Push Factors

The 'Fifty Sixers' came to the United states after a failed revolution to avoid prosecution. There was also a lot of immigration out of Hungary around the time of World War II because of Hitler's rise to power. From 1849 to World War I the country began to become overpopulated, so people wanted to leave. In 1944 the Red Army advanced to Budapest, Forcing many Hungarians to leave their homes.

Map of Texas- Pull Factors

When Hungary began to become overpopulated, the farming families moved to Texas because of the great farming land. Since Texas is part of the United States, Hungarians can come to Texas as refugees.

Culture

Art

Hungarians are in to pottery and wood-carving, which they make for a wide range of uses. Their pottery is often covered in colorful designs, while the wood-carvings are made for local and tourist consumption, and these are usually decorated with scenes of everday life. Most everyone used to make and decorate their own furniture. Women lace and colorful embroidery are best known out of all Hungary's handcrafted items.

Music

Most celebrations in Hungary involve folk music and dancing. Today in Hungary cities often have their own symphony or orchestras. Culture centers will frequuently stage musicals, folk dance programs, and ballets.

Sports

Since Hungary has several rivers and lakes, they have lots of places to practice water sports, such as swimming, boating, fishing, canoeing, water polo and kayaking. Archery, fencing, boxing and motorcycle racing are also popular. Hungary is ranked eighth in the total number of Olympic medals won. In the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Hungary won eight gold medals, six silver medals and three bronze medals, for a total of eighteen medals in 2000.

Significant Individuals

Bela Bartok

In 1881 Bela Bartok was born. He studied piano and composition. He was very interested in Hungarian Folk music. In 1940 he imigrated to the United States, where his music spread.

Did you Know?

In 1975 the Rubik's cube was invented by Erno Rubik. He was a Hungarian professor. In 1980-1983.
Hungary has many natural resources such as coal, natural gas, bauxite, and fertile soil
The life expectancy rate in Hungary is 66 for men and 74 for women.
Hungary's Official currency is the Forint.
Budapest is the Capital of Hungary.

Analysis

How has Hungary affected Texas?

Hungarians have affected Texas in many ways. Like the fact that, even though he did not imigrate to the United States, Erno Rubik affected Texas when he invented the Rubik's Cube. When famous Hungarian musicians imigrated they brought with them Hungarian Folk music. Hungarians also brought their different style of folk dancing.

Is Texas better off because of imigration?

I beleive Texas is better off because of Hungarian imigration. There are many things that we might not have know about for a lot longer had there been no imigration from Hungary, such as the Rubik's Cube and the ball point pen. Hungary also brought different foods and traditions to Texas. Therefore Texas gained a lot due to Hungarian information.

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