Puerto Rico was struggling to develop a growing economy, and because of the inexpensive airplanes fares between San Juan and New York City, by 1970 there were about 1.5 million Puerto Ricans in America. The first immigrants settled in the East Harlem, Manhattan, but they spread out rapidly into the other four New York City boroughs. In 1970, 64 percent of Puerto Ricans lived in New York. By 1980 this figure had dropped to 50 percent, and Puerto Rican enclaves had grown in other major cities-particularly Hartford, Connecticut; Philadelphia; Cleveland; Chicago; Los Angeles; and Miami. During the 1970s, Because economic conditions in the United States was getting worse, more Puerto Ricans returned to the island than came to America.
(Document B) Without water, the crops were unable to grow which led to hunger, starvation, and death. When there where crops to tend to, the water levels were too weak to do so. (Document B) Moreover, the rivers and lakes became brackish which means that they started to fill with salt. Therefore, their dependable sources of fresh water became limited. (Document A) Since there was a short supply of fresh water, many colonists died of dehydration.
Because of this, close to two million refugees fled Western Europe to come to North America to try to escape the famine that ravaged their homelands. Nearly one million of these immigrants came from Ireland where the impact of the blight was felt the hardest. From the moment the Irish landed in Boston, they were subject to poor living conditions and inability to earn a livable wage. In New York, they faced a better reception, but were often taken advantage of by “runners,” or people who promised them aid when they came into the country. The immigrants were promised a place to stay, food to eat, and a place to house their belongings but received only horrible living conditions that were torn away from them when their money ran out and their possessions were retained as
Life on the ship was much like that of all other ships to North America. Steerage was cramped and wreaked of rot and filth. Passengers on The Star received half a pound of hard tack and 1 quart of water each day, and children would get half of that. The Star was an 8- year old ship who’s history included taking slaves to America. Previously called the “Golden Lady”, the Star held 402 and a half steerage passengers and 15 first class.
Around the turn of the century, a larger contingent of mainly entrepreneurs and factory workers settled in southern Ontario. By 1914 there were about 2,000 Armenians in Canada. Restrictions classifying Armenians as “Asiatics” effectively stopped immigration until the 1950s, though about 1,300 were admitted as refugees during the 1920s. Many were orphans sponsored by religious or charitable organizations. With the Immigration Act of 1952, Armenians were no longer classified as Asiatics and thus found immigration easier.
Elie was dressed all the others prisoners and in facing the atrocities of the camp, he loses his innocence. Elie and all of the other Jews are given numbers instead of names. They are no longer individuals but prisoners. The longer they are in the camps, the more they are reduced to a mere physical presence, which causes them to lose themselves to their self-preservation instinct. The prisoners are denied a soul, human dignity, and their bodies are denied the necessary items, such as food and water, that are needed to
The lakes are surrounded by the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. With the water levels reaching its historical lows in the past few years most of the tourism, shipping, and recreational activities have been impacted. The decrease in water levels has forced Lakes freighters to light load their ship cargos in order to make it through the shallower harbors, which can reduce the ship's efficiency while adding on costs. An example of this would be the coal trade. Large coal carrying vessels that use to pass through the Soo Lock was once able to navigate through the channels with about 71,000 tons of cargo.
According Statcan (2013b) natural population growth has been very minimal and as such a greater percentage of Canada’s population growth rate can be attributed to immigration both internal and external (see figure 2.0). In the Toronto CMA area, a myriad of factors have contributed to both the rapid and the gradual and rapid redistribution of population between the central city, inner suburbs and the outer suburbs. According to Mendleson (2013), the rapid growth of population in the suburban Toronto in the 60s and 70s was caused majorly by the middle class escaping the bustle and hustle of the city to move to quieter suburbs. The pollution and noise in the central city was becoming unbearable for the middle class that was increasingly becoming wealthy. However, the 90s and the 2000s marked the decline in growth of these outer suburbs.
Stand at attention in rain and snow forbidden to talk or move, some prisoners have been known to drop dead right there from sickness, fatigue or malnourishment. The days in camp are filled with exhausting work, little food and water and a chance of being beaten or killed for just about any reason. When waking up at 4 a.m. in the morning, the first thing the prisoners would have to face is seeing all the people that didn’t make it through the night and then pray that someone didn’t steal their shoes. If someone took their shoes and they couldn’t find any that would fit they would be severely beaten or killed because they would not be able to work. Once they find their shoes, they would
Most of the Canadian employers refuse to hire people if they don’t have Canadian experience (Cheinis, and Sproul 58). “According to Jeffery Lee, employment specialist, employers look for Canadian work experience so that employees are familiar with workplace culture, social cues, and expectations” (Swartz, par. 3). Lupic, in his article about survival job for newcomers mentioned that according to statistic Canada, in July 2008, the majority of immigrants to Canada are educated people but the rate of unemployment among them is far more than the rate among Canadian with less education (par. 10).