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Civil War Immigration

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It is proven that immigration played a key role not only in making america’s development possible but also in shaping the basic nature of the society. Between 1870 and 1920,immigration to the united states increased dramatically. Immigrants tended to bundle by group in particular neighborhoods,cities and regions. To begin with this wave of migration which constituted the third episode in the history of the U.S. immigration was known as the flood of immigrants as nearly 25 million europeans made the trip,italians,greeks,hungarians,poles. It also included 2.5 to 3 million jews.The american midwest as it appears in the middle of the 19th century as one of the world’s most productive cultivation regions. It also became home to a group of people relatively alike communities of immigrants from sweden,norway,denmark and bohemia.…show more content…
These primarily Irish women and men inspired the nation’s first serious bout of nativism,a belief that only people born in the united states should be allowed in the country.It combined a hatred to immigrants in general with fear of catholism and a destation to the irish. In the decades just before the U.S civil war this nativism release a powerful political movement and even a political party,the know nothings, which made anti immigration and anti-catholicism central to its political agenda.

Around this period it was also witnessed the arrival of small numbers of chinese men to the American west.Native born americans reacted extremely and negatively to their arrival,leading to the passage of the only piece of the U.S. immigration legislation that specifically named a group as the focus of restrictive policy,the chinese exclusion act of 1882.The opinion of of the government of the united states was that the coming of chinese laborers to this country endangers the good order of certain localities within the
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