In the early 19th century, millions of immigrants from Europe had traveled to the United States to escape difficulties faced in their native lands such as poverty and religious persecution. Italian, German, Irish, and many other eastern European immigrants sought the prosperous and wealthy lifestyle advertised in the land of opportunity, the United States. However, after settling down they often faced the difficulties they had fled from as well as sentiments of prejudice and mistrust from the American people. Most immigrants were discriminated against due to their religious beliefs as well as their language barriers which fostered the beliefs that they were intellectually inferior to Americans. However, the American economy needed both skilled and unskilled workers and the migration of European immigrants to large cities allowed them to fill the growing number of factory jobs for unskilled workers.
For those who immigrated to America in hopes of making enough money for themselves and their families to live more adequately, this was a dream gone with the wind. Some even felt that they would never be able to generate enough money to even return to their
People from Latin America were the targets in these days, especially in California and the Southwest. They were accused of economics and social issues in these days. So racism in the US was never Anti-black, but against all immigrants that came to North America from 1776 till nowadays . The cause of the racism in economics and the discrimination in North America were caused by past the history of the country that is influence that new generation. Long time ago, the farmer were mistreated on the economic level.
The African – American 's Assimilation into White America America is often considered the land of opportunities, a place where people can have a fresh start, a clean slate. America is a land that is made up of immigrants. Over the centuries America has been a place where people dream to live in, however the American dream wasn 't as perfect as believed; there were issues of race inferiority, slavery and social inequality amongst other problems. When a person arrives into a new society he has a difficult task ahead of him- to assimilate into that new society- which includes the economical, cultural, political and social aspects. In the following paper I will discuss how the African American, who came as slaves to America, has fought over the centuries to achieve equality in a white society that discriminated them.
Immigrants were incredibly abused amid this time too. Americans trusted that these newcomers were taking occupations and were the reason for the ghettos and expanded destitution in the states. Americans who emphatically disliked migrants were nativist. Plated nativist was unequivocally contradicted toward the southern and eastern European transients. Feeling influenced Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act that restricted any new Chinese migrants.
There are countless reasons saying immigrants benefit America, Ryan McCready states “The main reason immigrants are so good for America is their ability to create new things not only jobs but inventions as well. Immigrants are involved in the making of inventions that help humanity, 76% of patent have an immigrant involved in the invention; In 2016 there were 6 American Nobel prize winners all of them were born outside of this
After the Civil War, African Americans had finally gained their freedom following years of being forced into an inhumane slave system that dehumanized their entire race. Even though the 13th Amendment abolished the institution of slavery, that did not change people's views of African Americans; whites still viewed blacks as inferior to them. As the African Americans were starting to finally build lives for themselves without the help of their former masters, whites’ resentment of African Americans grew because of their growth in America both economically and politically. Even as African Americans faced discrimination because of their race, Native Americans also faced discrimination from white society because of their culture. Natives overall were very different than the average Americans, and because of that, white Americans wanted to change their diet, clothing, and overall lives to make them become more “civilized.” Both African and Native Americans faced prejudice through the Mississippi Plan and the Dawes’ Act, respectively, in the second half of the nineteenth century.
The US experienced massive immigration from Europe in the 1800s, which saw millions of people across the Atlantic to the New World. These people came from all corners of Europe including Ireland, Germany, Italy, Norway, and other scores of other nations and provinces. The people came as young men and women in search of jobs, others as families fleeing religious persecution and others as political radicals who were fleeing from the police. In addition, others came as farmers in search of land and a new start for that matter, and as paupers hardly capable of affording the rites of passage. This was the first wave of immigrants that shaped the US in considerable ways.
America’s racist ideals were seeded way before the bombing of pearl harbor. Acts like the Naturalization Act of 1870, Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, and the Immigration Act of 1924 grew racism towards Asians. (Notes). This would lead to the sentiment that Japanese people did not belong in America. In document 9, this is supported with the statement “The Chinese and Japanese are not bona fide citizens.” This was stated by the San Francisco mayor James Phelan in 1900, showing that this racism began long before the war began.
Then Congress later established a law requiring all immigrants over the age of 16 to take a literacy test. This helped to limit the number of immigrants coming into America. When million of immigrants came to the United States in the nineteenth century their languages came to the United States as well. According to the history channel many immigrants came to America during this time to seek greater economic opportunity and even for more religious freedoms. The first federal legislation that puts a restriction on immigration was the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, which prohibited the immigration of all Chinese laborers.