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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Peopling Peopling The situation with the Irish werevery similar to the Germans, though many Irish left becauseof the great potato famine-the failure of a staple crop in Ireland. The Irish The Germans In the middle half of the nineteenth century, a large number of Germans left their home country and emigrated to the United States.Their arrival affected every person in the US at the time, because of all the companies whowere willing to take in all available immigrantsfor low wage jobs. International Migrants-Periods 4-6+Major Immigrant Groups The Chinese The first Chinese immigrants came to America to work in the gold mines, though they also tookagricultural jobs and factory work. As the number of Chinese immigrantsincreased, so did the anti-Chinese sentiment among working Americans. Major Migration Patterns The US experienced many major waves of migration.The 17th to 19th centuries showed a major flow of Africans into America, for use as slaves. The 19th through 20th centuries also saw many migrants coming in search of greater economic/political opportunity and/or religious freedom. Free and Forced Migration-Periods 1-3,5,6 Free migration included the Irish, Chinese,and the Germans, who left their country mostly because of civil unrest, severe unemployment,or almost inconceivable hardships.Forced migration includes the Africans taken from their home and into Americafor use as slaves. Changes caused by Internal and International Migration Migrants were involved in almost every labor-intensive endeavor in the country-mostly canals and railroads-so mush so, that much of the country was built on theirbacks. Hostility grew between the Americans and the immigrantspart of this opposition was religious and part of it was political, as both the Americans and the immigrants had vastly different views. Part of it alsooccurred because low-paid Americans were threatenedand sometimes replaced by groups willing to work for nothing in order to survive. Changed:Urban LifeCultural DevelopmentsLabor IssuesReform Movements Changed:-Urban Life-Cultural Developments-Labor Issues-Reform Movements This migration caused, not only cultural diversity and blending because of the vastly different ethnicities of the migrants, but it also caused much regional development because of so many of the migrants working those low-wage jobs, mostly in railroads and agriculture, at a faster rate than the american citizenswhose jobs were taken over by themigrants. Irish population in US in 1872
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