Immigrants Coming to America Why do people leave their native countries to immigrate to the United States? They are determined to find a better life. With that in mind, immigrants from around the world come to the USA for many reasons including better economic opportunities, acquires a better lifestyle and to fulfill family obligations. First of all, immigrants come to the USA to obtain better economic opportunities. For instance, they would get a good job if you had a profession.
There was a lot of immigration in the USA from 1890’s onwards in the USA for a lot of reasons. There were both push and pull factors on why people immigrated. People who immigrated came from all around the world from places such Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland and Russia. One of the main reasons why anybody is drawn to America is the idea of the American Dream, to own their own piece of land, to reinvent themselves and escape their old life and finally to have freedom. Many people came to America because getting there overseas was cheap and before 1917 they were almost guaranteed to be able to enter as the USA is the “land of the immigrants” and up until 1917 they had an open border policy.
This was named the ‘Great Depression’ and was a major change for the economic state of Britain. Many social changes occurred during this time period also. Social classes, the changing role of women and the decline in power of the monarchy and landowning class are all key factors of this. The industrial revolution brought about new jobs for the middle and working class, meaning they could live a wealthier lifestyle. With the economic growth of factory owners and workers, they wished to have greater political power.
Due to this more factories and industries are made therefore it makes more jobs for the people which benefits them because more money gives a better quality of life. One of the sources shows a group of children working with iron. There was also an invention called the puddling furnace. This was molten iron reverberatory furnace was stirred with rods and it was used to make bar iron. It was invented by Henry Cort at Fontley in Hampshire in 1783–84 and ninety years after Cort's invention, an American labour newspaper recalled the advantages of his system.
Mass production also lowered the cost of the products. The quantity of the of the products were not scarce anymore, so the seller didn’t have to sell his products at a high price in order to make a living. The United States was looked at as a world power because of this new “technique.” Mass production also allowed for more jobs to open. Factories needed many workers in order to maintain the upkeep of the flow of items. The United States was facing hard times in the jobs aspect.
Vocational education has helped some students and provided people with more qualifications so they have a better chance of getting a job but they have not reduced social inequality. Both middle class students and working class have benefited from new vocationalism. Vocational education and training schemes provides the opportunity for student who find traditional subjects harder or not interested in them, so it is an opportunity because vocational subjects are seen as easier and different more practical. These vocational subjects were free so interested working class. The reason why new vocationalim was introduced was because there were wasn’t a balance of academic jobs and practical so it was introduced to promote practical work.
He also stated that once we took them over, we could then educate them. He essentially wanted to do the country a right by taking control and politically righting a wrong. The second cause of Imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries were the economic forces involved. For example, in America, people were producing goods faster than people could end up using, creating an excessive surplus. They thought of the idea of taking over countries and placing trading posts everywhere to help get rid of this surplus (Document 2).
Even though immigrants wanted to leave their home country to get better living conditions, they would have to find jobs, live without knowing how to speak the language and face immigration policies. Finding jobs as an immigrant was not that difficult but they would usually be forced to take the low paying jobs that were available. Living in the U.S. without knowing any English words was also difficult. Most immigrants would learn how to speak English since it was not easy to live there without a source of communication. Additionally, it made their daily lives more comfortable.
The country is learning from the past and building for a better future each and every day. America is better now because there is more of a opportunity to make something of yourself. People now have more freedom in the decisions they make. 50 years ago peoples decision were influenced by the people around them. Anyone can come to this country, work hard and be successful.
Industrialization had a major impact on American society. It was a time of growth and expansion for the nation as a whole as it brought about new ideas and resistance to reformation. In many ways industry was helpful to America’s economy, but it was also a hindrance for the vast majority of the population. People like Sam Patch, otherwise known as the working poor, did not have much opportunity to advance in society, so as time passes there’s more resistance and protest to letting the rich get richer. The messages sent from the famous jumps of Sam Patch were the beginning of a new of democracy, and a fulfillment to the true meaning of the word equality.