Immigration and Urbanization

  • Crevecoeur's take

    Crevecoeur's take
    Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur made one of the earliest statements about America being the physical melding of European countries all in one
  • Chicago Fire

    Chicago Fire
    The fire began at the O'Leary farm whether the cow caused it or not it is irrelevant because the fire still blazed. The EMT firemen were sent to the wrong neighborhood and by the time they arrived the fire had raged out of control burning down virtually the entire city of chicago which was entirely made of wood at the time. The fire raged until October 10. At least 300 people died 100,000 were left homeless after the blaze. All business was destroyed in the city.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    President Arthur signed into the law forbidding Chinese laborers from emmigrating to the United States for 10 years
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    America had limited immigration on the basis of nationality or race for the first time, and it would not be the last
  • Ellis Island

    Ellis Island
    Was the major U.S point of entry for Immigrants coming to America from across the Athlantic. Located near the shores of New Jersey. The United States bought the island from Samuel Ellis in 1808 for $10,000 in 1812-1814 the U.S army used it. The Navy used it from 1876 to 1890
  • Israel Zangwill-"Melting Pot

    Israel Zangwill-"Melting Pot
    Israel wrote the the play "Melting Pot" showing how life in America was a blend of various European countrymen and how they adapted and learned from each other how similar they could truly be.
  • Horace Kallen

    Horace Kallen
    Horace described the United States as an orchestral combination of European countries supporting earlier ideas that America was a melting pot of European cultures