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. Because immigrants needed jobs, factories often got away with having dangerous conditions and paying workers low wages. These appalling conditions also transposed into the immigrant lifestyle in the early 19th century. European immigrants lived in cramped and unsanitary housing called tenements and lived with people of the same origin. Jacob Riis, an immigrant from Denmark, called attention to the appalling conditions immigrants lived in in his work, "How
In the film, “The Godfather Part II”, the viewer can see Vito Andolini leave Corleone, Sicily at the age of nine to settle in the United States in 1901. However, these types of journeys were not uncommon. According to Alexandra Molnar, “between 1900 and 1915, 3 million Italians immigrated to America, which was the largest nationality of new immigrants” (Molnar). The journey to America consisted of travel that could take weeks with hundreds to even thousands of people abroad. Vito Andolini made his journey to America in 1901, which would mean that he would have been one of the millions of people coming to the United States.
As a result, from 1860 to 1900 alone, the number of urban areas in the United States expanded fivefold (Source 2). The immigrants who desperately needed employment and the greed of factory owners made the rise of sweat shops astonishing. Around the country low-paid immigrants, including women and children, worked for excessively long
The majority of the Italians who crossed over to America were from South Italy. The reason for this was because they had to endure bouts of starvation and poverty. They were also under the rule of Norther Italy which meant more taxes and more oppression. They sought to seek new opportunities, and from what they knew, America was the place to go. Roughly 4 million Italian immigrants sought refuge in America.
A recent article by “Il Corriere della Sera” stated that the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa saw the arrival of over 40,000 migrants from Tunisia and Libya, all seeking refuge for a better life in Europe. Although the majority of the Italian population believe that immigration affects the Italian economy, the level of delinquency rises given the lack of immigrants’ work, and the country undergoes political conflicts, I strongly believe that immigrants should be legally allowed in Italy since they are victims of political persecution, the country would have a cultural enrichment, and there would be labour for many areas where there is shortage, improving the Italian economy. There are many reasons that incentivize immigrants to abandon their native country, like the desire to improve their lives and the lives of their family, the desire for freedom, the ambition of being able to do something more, and most of all to escape from poverty, an oppressive
Greek’s began emigrating to America in the 1800’s in hopes of greater opportunity. With family at the center of every Greeks life they are very family oriented and often times have large families with multiple generations living under one roof. Searching for new challenges, immigrants found work in an array of fields such as coal miners, shoe shiners, and grocery markets. As entrepreneurs, the emigrant life was often a difficult road. With relatives starving and poor in their homeland, Greeks worked hard, not only for a better life for themselves and their families here in America, but also, for their relatives back home.
The south, then formed their government by choosing former war hero, Jefferson Davis as president, with vice president Alexander Stephens. The South’s government was new and wasn’t that strong, and the North already had an established government. The North had a better government; already giving them advantage. Although the North had a better government, the South was fighting in their homeland.
There were riots breaking out because people believed immigrants were invaders. Plus they were working not only for themselves, but also for their family back in Italy so even though they had so many struggles they stuck it out and fought for their family. Meyer traveled to America in hopes of finding his father, but upon arrival he was told that his father had died just two years earlier from an aliment that no one could really diagnose. His dad lived a hard life in America and was so poor that he was buried in a pauper’s grave.
2. Technological developments increased the amount of product a factory could make and, in turn, increased the amount of labor that was needed for large factories, which led to women entering the workforce. Factories boomed due to the incoming industrial advancements, such as the loom, which came about in 1801. There was not a large enough amount of easily accessible manpower for these factories, as around ninety percent of Americans worked on farms. As farmers and their families began to head to the cities and other urban areas, the amount of workforce increased.
2.0 The Past of The Gender Pay Gap 2.1 History of The Gender Pay Gap Gender pay gap has started from a long time ago. As a result of the huge number of American women having occupations in the war industries amid World War II, the National War Labor Board prompted managers in 1942 to deliberately make "alterations which even out wage or pay rates paid to females with the rates paid to males for similar quality and amount of work on the same or comparable operations." However, at the war's end most women were pushed out of their new employments to prepare for returning veterans. Until the early 1960s, newspapers distributed separate occupations postings for men and women. Occupations were classified by sex, with the higher level job positions posted solely under "Help Wanted—Male."
During the late 1800s, European immigrants began to migrate into the United States. Many of them came for economic, religious, and social opportunities. Majority of the immigrants came to look for work in America’s expanding industrial firms. Upon arrival most of the immigrants settled into major cities that had job opportunities that required no-skill to low-skill, which were found in industrial firms like New York and Chicago. Unfortunately, majority of the immigrants were poor and by the 1910 they began to overcrowd the cities, primarily the slum areas.
“Italian immigration hit a peak in the 1800’s totaling an astounding four million.” A great majority of these immigrants came from southern Italy. Political and economic oppressions dwindled resources for the southern Italian. Running out of opportunities many immigrated to America. Within America many faced similar struggles to that of home.
More babies were born after the war than ever before just in 1946 alone 3.4 million babies were born, and begun the so called “baby boom.” Couples after the war had children to make up for the lost time, and the economic prosperity of America at the time. At the same time the suburban boom occurred with families moving out of the cities into surrounding areas. Year after year more and more babies were born with the numbers rising every year until over 4 million babies a year were born; until 1964 when the birth rate started to decline, and ending the baby boom generation. By the end of 1964 baby boomers made over 40% of America’s population.
The USA was founded by immigrants and continues to grow economically and culturally today by immigrants. most came because they were forced out,but some came for the hope of wealth and freedom. america was the land of opportunity to most struggling foreigners. immigrants came because of push and pull factors those were what drove them from their country and what attracted them to america. the irish famine is an example of what drove many people out of ireland.
By the 1980’s, Atlanta was rapidly expanding past the point of containment, and quickly exploded with a mass immigration of penniless merchants. It wasn’t until 1993, with the construction of Georgia 400 was Atlanta alleviated from this rapid migration into the city (Huff). Georgia 400 offered the citizens of Atlanta, primarily those who could afford the new BMW 325i convertible, an escape from all the caged madness that was offered by overpopulation such as longer wait times at The Varsity or an extended five minutes to their trips to The Fox Theatre. In time, many of the Bentley owners migrated away from the crowding city and took their precious tax dollars away to invest into other counties. West Forsyth High School and the other schools in Forsyth now began to provide students with a library and could build a football field.