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Immigrants, Industrial Revolution, Communism/ Socialism, Unions

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Texas A&M University
Hist 106 - History Of The U S

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HIST 106 1nd Edition Lecture 2 Outline of Last Lecture I. Reconstructing the Union II. KKK III. Election of 1860 IV. Civil War V. Industrial Revolution Outline of Current Lecture II. Immigrants III. Industrial Revolution IV. Communism/ Socialism V. Unions Current Lecture Immigrants  15% of the American population were immigrants  More immigrants in the North than in the South  They bring energy, food, social customs, new words  Immigrants are one generation only  The only thing they had to change was language  The main state of immigration (right after civil war)- protestant from Northern Europe  Immigrants from Southern Europe- largely catholic  They came to better their lives  They came for... o economics o social equality o technology  1862 Congress gives away free land in the West to prevent the South from claiming the land  We want fewer slave states after the Civil War  1862 United Pacific built a railroad to Nebraska  From the center of the US to California we have a transcontinental railroad  Wealthy are getting wealthier, poor are getting poorer  Immigrants make $1.25 a week These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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