Geography/Location of Italy Out of the seven continents in the world, Italy; The seventy second largest nation in the world is located in Europe. Italy is a boot-shaped country that covers 294,149 square kilometers of land and 7,200 square kilometers of water, totaling 301,340 square kilometers and is apart of the eastern Hemisphere and located in Southern Europe. Located in the Mediterranean Sea is where this Peninsula lies and is surrounded by rolling hills, valleys, along with Alps and Apennine Mountains. Italy is accompanied by Croatia, San Marino, Slovenia, Vatican, Austria, Switzerland and France (Where is Italy). Not to mention Italy is home to some of the largest active Volcanoes in Europe.
And now unemployment is growing too fast. The problem is that Italians tend to enter the work force at an older age. They take longer to find jobs and tend not to leave those jobs once they have them. As a result of it, many Italians turn to more flexible but illegal work.
In the late 1800s, millions upon millions of Europeans made their way to America for a variety of reasons. For the citizens of Italy, those reasons included poverty and political hardship. For many Italians, farming was their livelihood, however the antiquity of their tools did not allow for maximum efficiency. As a result, approximately 5 million poor Italian farmers made the trip across the Atlantic to America. While most settled in New York and the surrounding states, some journeyed elsewhere to states like Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. Once they arrived, they would take the vacant positions of workers on strike making up to ten times the salary they would have made in their homeland.
1. Summarize the immigration patterns of northern and southern Europe. a. Northerners- British who migrated to the US settled in Virginia and Maryland and they came in as indentured servants. After the independence, their migration the US slow because America didn’t approve of their government. When Scotland suffered a severe economic depression in 1921, about 1.5 million Scots migrated to the US and many were professional and skills laborers. Many Scotch-Irish migrated to the US in the 18th century due to economic depression brought on by textile slump in Ireland. many also migrated due to religious freedom and farming. It is estimated that about 1 billion people from Francs migrated to the US religious persecution and economic opportunity.
Immigration is still a thing today but it was very different in the early to mid 1900’s. There were many types of people coming in and out of the U.S. They all were coming for their own reason. One of the most known reason was just so them and their family could have a better life. Some would go through Ellis Island, the island was pretty much what national services/customs is today. One good reason for the Irish was the famine (Doc. 1). The Irish couldn't grow their potatoes, their main source of food and money at the time. Another main reason was that the Italians were in some hard times and epidemics(Doc. 1). People immigrated from greece also. A Greek man shared his reason for immigrating. His reasons were “Work over there was very bad.
In the late 1800’s Russia had owned Alaska and the main occupants were A big portion of these immigrants were coming to the United States not to just help improve their economic status, but also to avoid pogroms. About half of them coming were Jews, fearing the attacks from others in their own country. (Magocsi)
Similar to most other immigrants that traveled to the colonies in the early days, the Italian immigrants were indentured servants under British control and eventually contributed to our nation’s success during the American Revolution. Despite their contributions, the immigrants that later entered the country from Italy were reliant on the Padron system to acquire labor contracts in the U.S. Consequently, their conditions as landless peasants in their home country and their inability to speak the English language left them susceptible to exploitation by the padron who withheld wages and provided them with inadequate housing. Eventually, as the Italians began to speak a sufficient amount of English they were able to acquire work for themselves
In the late 18th century, European migrants such as Germans, Polish, and Italians came to America to start a better life, little did they know that coming to a new country such as America wouldn't be the easiest. Many Germans, Polish, and Italian immigrants began searching for a new life in America in the late 1800’s. As easy as they thought is was going to be, many immigrants had a tenacious time being part of America. They needed to leave the country that they knew and their loved ones, hoping their lives would improve after arriving in the United States. German immigrants moved to America because of poverty, conversely being so indigent that they couldn't provide for themselves. They also came to America to provide for their families whom they brought along. Polish immigrants came to earn more money then the earned in Poland. Italian immigrants came to America to escape the wars that were happening as well as pursuing a better economic opportunity. Immigration to America was a time where European immigrants wanted to start a new life with their families.
Therefore, between the early 1950s and the mid-1960s, around 20,000-30,000 Italians immigrated to Canada each year. Over 75 percent of Italian immigrants to Canada came from Italy’s rural south; especially from the regions of Calabria, Abruzzi, Molise and Sicily in which three-quarters of these immigrants were small-scale farmers or peasants.
Italian immigrants were not welcomed with open arms into the land of opportunity. They had to adapt to the new lifestyle without forgetting theirs. Throughout the years, American citizens would be accustomed to having foreigners living in their neighborhoods. The Italian immigrants established communities where they managed to keep la
In its 63 years of existence (1892 to 1954), the Federal Immigration Station on Ellis Island processed over 12 million immigrants from many different countries. Out of all the different countries Ireland, Italy, and Germany were the three countries most represented at Ellis Island. Out of these 12
The italians came to america from 1880 to around 1924. There was more than 4 million immigrants that migrated to the U.S. Many of them worked on farms when they lived in italy, but when they got here they mostly worked industrial, because the worked for less than other cultures. Most of the italians who came to america were fortunate enough to have money to get them there. Others would board on a ship in the stowaway hatch. There were so many people down there that they
In Italy at that time, nothing was entirely stable, and rulers where always changing, and the government was never standing firm
In the beginning of the 1900’s is when a majority of the Italians came over. The reason was because of how they were being treated, disasters and much more. When they were welcome here they were starting fresh and did not know what they were getting into. Although the boat was not as exciting as it would seem. It was very unhealthy
Italy has been shaped by its history of constant warring and many rulers, which in turn has made Italians doubtful toward authority as well as giving them a strong ability to survive difficult situations (Welcome to Italy).