What's Awesome About Immigration?

BY:Elise Young,Kimoni Brown & Nahemyah Dawkins

Which countries did immigrants come from?

In 1815 immigrants came from m
  1. Germany
  2. Ireland
  3. Great Britain
In 1840 immigrants came from
  1. Norway
  2. Sweden

Push & Pull Factors

Some push factors were the immigrants eager to escape their home lands because there was a lot of prejudice and discrimination, and they wanted to get away from poverty

Some pull factors were they thought they had economic opportunities waiting for them, also for freedom, good jobs, and better homes.

Angle Island Immigration Station

  • Every single one of the walls had something carved in them from different languages like Chinese poetry.
  • The process unlike Ellis Island could take up to days, months, or even years.

Contributions Made From Immigrants

Some contributions from immigrants were

  • Chinese restaurants
  • Japanese restaurants
  • Italian Pastries (cannolis)
  • Different languages
  • Mexican candy
  • chinese porcelain

Facing Challenges

Once they entered america immigrants faced poverty, discrimination, prejudice.

There was also the Chinese Exclusion Act passed in 1882 this law said that Chinese immigrants couldn't enter america if already in america the would not be compatible for a job.

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