Essay On Immigration In The 19th Century

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America’s Diverse Population In the nineteenth century, rates of immigration across the world increased. Within thirty years, over eleven million immigrants came to the United States. There were new types of people migrating than what the United States were used to seeing as well. Which made people from different backgrounds and of different race work and live in tight spaces together; causing them to be unified. Not only did they immigrate to the United States, there were cities all over the world attracting all sorts of individuals. In this essay, I will discuss the variety of people who migrated, why so many people leaned towards immigration, and why the majority of immigrants populated the cities instead of rural areas like their homelands.…show more content…
Those two cities were London and Paris. By the end of the 19th century, several cities had a population over a million people. Those cities included New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Berlin, Tokyo, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Buenos Aires, and Osaka. In “Edison Newsreels: San Francisco Earthquake aftermath”, it showed big groups of people, overly crowed, on the streets of San Francisco. Cars were trying to weave through all these groups. It was like the citizens over powered transportation, because there were so many of people in the city. Which just goes to show how populated the cities were, not only of immigrants but Americans too. The reason why so many immigrants choose urban areas instead of the rural, village land that they were used to, is because that was where all the jobs were located. Most of the immigrants could not compete with the new technology in agriculture, so they had no other option than to go to the cities. Also, some of the immigrants were not very skilled which made it beneficial to move to the cities. The cities had a lot of unskilled industrial jobs. That made it easier for the immigrants to find jobs, and make money
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