Immigrants In The 19th Century

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Somewhere in the 19th century, there was an incredible rise of immigration rates. Immigrants were coming to America in big numbers, and they needed jobs and housing. The overflow of immigrants caused a new problem for them, for many of them were jobless and had poor housing. In the middle of the 19th century, immigrants were coming to America left and right. It quickly became a predicament where there were more people than places to live in. This put a big demand on construction workers to build more and more houses in a short amount of time, and so the tenement was born. Tenements were overcrowded and disease infested, unsanitary, dangerous, and furthermore, had low chances of child survival. The Tenements were small rooms that
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