The primarily reason is the job-related because with all the unemployment and high taxes, people moved to look for a better job under stable circumstances. If Puerto Rico hadn’t raise their taxes, many Puerto Ricans wouldn’t have leaved the island, but it all comes back to the United States limiting Puerto Rico in trading with other countries. Also, this mass emigration was caused by the indecisiveness of the political status of Puerto Rico. During the years, there have been various status referendums deciding on whether Puerto Rico should become a state, independent, or stay the way it is. And in these referendums, the Puerto Ricans don’t seem to agree on the status of Puerto Rico.
Apart from recession there are several other factors that are adding to the company’s troubles. The company due to its uncompetitive product profile found itself struggling in markets outside Italy. The poor sales and rising input costs hurt both the bottom line as well as the top line of the company. The company faced labor union problems, and it was very difficult to fire anyone owing to the norms of Italy. To top it the company also has a high wage bill and a very limited customer base in Italy.
By 1918, the country was hit by very high inflation and unemployment was high. Italy expected a lot from the treaty of Versailles. However, Italy received very little from the treaty. The Italian public believed that her leaders there had been humiliated as Italy was seen as a secondry figure at Versailies. The Italians did not get what they felt had been promised at the Treaty of London and that caused resentment especially at the losses Italy had endured fighting for the Allies.
In fact, at times poverty was so terrifying for immigrants that they would starve themselves for days to save money and be able to pay for rent (Romano). Even though they did not strike rich, Italians never gave up on their dream to be an American. The reality of it was that most immigrants started in poverty and it took generations to gain an economic status. The living conditions of Italian immigrants Imigration and Discrimination in the 1920's American History Imigration and Discrimination in the 1920's Beginning in the early nineteenth century there were massive waves of immigration. These "new" immigants were largely from Italy, Russia, and Ireland.
The new state did not satisfy the lower classes in Italy, it accommodated for societies elite, but repressed the masses. This made it difficult for any party to get votes because there were two sectors of society who wanted totally different things, The north/south divide meant that no party could satisfy everybody in Italy and win over the majority of the nation creating a gateway for the emergence of Fascism. Furthermore, the vast majority of the Italian population were Roman Catholics and followed the Pope. The papacy was opposed to the Liberal state which had eroded the Papal States until the Vatican City was all that was left. In 1874, Pope Pius IX openly encouraged Italian Catholics not to vote in the election of that year.
William Penn wrote an appeal for immigrants to come to Pennsylvania. There were more open jobs for people there, and better wages. Not many people wanted to go work here, as they’d have to do hard laboring work, but would’ve got paid good. Men should’ve gone to work here, as it involved hard labor and wouldn’t have been suitable work for women. The excerpt from Clarence Ver Steeg’s The Formative Years tells why people were exported to America.
When they first arrived they were greeted and accepted, but as the population of migrators grew, fear began to surface and the Americans started to show racism, discrimination and segregation. The Polish and the Chinese did not know that coming to America could and eventually would mean getting rid of their ethnic identity, their language, their culture and last but not least their religious traditions. They were not aware that becoming an American and having thee American dream would mean adopt the “American Way”. “The early European Colonization of what was to become the United States begins with the Northern European Ethnic groups who dominated the U.S society for generations” (Scupin 2003, p. 103). The establishment of the New Nation would soon be known as America.
In many ways this is different for everyone because people have different financial situations and also different backgrounds. The American dream has changed because in the older generation it was freedom and liberty now it’s about money clothes and other material things. The sacrifice made is that putting in long countless hours of work can cause family problems. The American Dream can be achieved through
They had to receive I.D. Tags from the baggage room to get a registry number. The 4th.step was the Medical/Legal inspection, 6th.step was a “6 second physical.” If the person was found to be a risk to the public health, their clothes were marked with the letter “X” which meant Insanity, and the letter “P” for Pulmonary. 120,000 people that were disabled were sent back, their names were struck from the Manifest (name and description of each passenger on the boat, with the answers to the 24 questions asked before boarding). If their was a discrepancy of any of the answers given, a person could be held as a Legal Detainee in a dormitory room on the 3rd.
American Immigration Immigration is one of the most complicated issues facing Americans these days. For hundreds of years immigrants from all over the world have been coming into the United States, legally and illegally, looking for a new life. These immigrants all have different reasons for leaving their homeland, some trying to escape war, poverty, hardships in their countries, or just simply trying to make a better life for themselves. Many of these immigrants came broke with nothing but the clothes on their backs. For different reasons, they are sure that things are better in this country.