"The Long, Long Journey"
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100

"Plenty jobs, plenty money, the land of opportunity"

What did the family in the video think they knew about America?

100

Prior to the 1990s, this decade saw the greatest number of immigrants to the US.

What is the 1900s?

100

This is the title of the poem inscribed at the Statue of Liberty.

What is "The New Colossus"

100

The figure in this cartoon regulating the flow of immigrants from Europe.

Who is Uncle Sam?

100

If you are seeking citizenship in the US and are not born here, you must go through this process.

What is naturalization?

200

The type of work that was done by the Jewish family that lived in the same building.

What is "piecework"?

200

According to the graph, the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act had this long term effect on immigration.

What is made it easier/increased?

200

This 1882 Act placed a restriction on the number of immigrants who came primarily to find work building railroads.

What is the Chinese Exclusion Act?

200

This cartoon implies that this group is begging Uncle Sam to do something about immigration.

What is American Laborers?

200

Immigrants to the US who were suspected of sickness were often placed under ____________________ at Ellis Island, where they were confined to the hospital until they regained their health or were sent back to their home country.

What is quarantine?

300

Many teenagers were forced to work instead of doing this, so they could bring home money for their family

What is go to school?

300

According to the graph, this was the reason European emigrants dropped dramatically after 1910.

What is quotas?

300

America was seen as the "land of opportunity" by immigrants, many who believed streets were paved with this.

What is gold?

300

This cartoon is critical of a specific group, and implies that this group is not doing their job.

What are police?

300

Becoming an American involves giving up tradition and ethnic uniqueness under this immigration theory.

What is the Melting Pot theory?

400

10 days - 2 weeks

What is the length of the typical journey across the Atlantic?

400

During the 1900s, this decade saw the lowest number of immigrants to the US.

What is the 1930s?

400

Immigrants flocked to cities looking primarily for this.

What are jobs?/What is work?

400

This cartoon suggests immigrants carry these two kinds of "baggage".

What are poverty and disease?

400

In Ashes of Roses, baby Joseph had to return to Ireland because of this.

What is trauchoma?

500

The expression that was used by the teacher and the boss to explain how immigrants were often treated by employers.

What is "You get another horse"?

500

This region provided the greatest number of immigrants to the US between the years 1820-2010.

What is Europe?

500

This immigration theory states that immigrants "become American" by contributing to the whole while maintaining their cultural identity.

What is the Mixed Salad theory?

500

The tone of this cartoon suggests this about immigrants.

What is "They are not welcome"?

500

The section of a steamship that most immigrants traveled in, often very crowded.

What is steerage?

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