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Immigrants in America

Immigrants in America

Millions of immigrants moved to the United States in the late 1800s & early 1900s.

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Immigration Stations

Immigration Stations

Once immigrants arrived in the U.S., they went through immigration stations, such as Ellis Island in New York Harbor. Government workers questioned them about where they planned to work & live. Doctors also examined them to make sure they didnt have any diseases. Almost all European immigrants were allowed to enter the U.S.

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Immigration Stations

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Immigration Stations

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Laws Against Immigration

Laws Against Immigration

1882 Congress passed Chinese Exclusion Act

Almost all Chinese immigrants were kept out of America

1921 & 1924 Congress passed laws that lowered the number of Europeans & Asians

All immigrants faced prejudice upon arrival

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Immigrants helped the U.S. become one of the richest and fastest-growing countries in the world. They built railroads, dug mines, and worked in factories.

Immigrants helped the U.S. become one of the richest and fastest-growing countries in the world. They built railroads, dug mines, and worked in factories.

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