UNT PHIL 2400 - Judaism: Immigration to America (3 pages)

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Discussion about immigration of Jewish people to america since its discovery. Interaction with Christianity in the New World. Development of major sects of Jewish religion during 3 major waves of immigration.


Lecture number:
6
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of North Texas
Course:
Phil 2400 - Reli & Ameri Soc
Edition:
1

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PHIL 2400 1st Edition Lecture 6 Unit Judaism Immigration to America Required readings Albanese pg 55 61 Outline of Current Lecture I Discussion over first assignment News Analysis 1 II Jewish Immigration to America a 1st wave b 2nd wave c 3rd wave III Major sects of Judaism a Reform b Conservative c Orthodox Current Lecture Discussion over first assignment News Analysis 1 Due September 29th by 11 00 am Download paper online and answer questions in document Submit document online Judaism Immigration to America 1st wave Extended from founding of America to beginning of second wave During Age of Exploration Colonialism Age of Enlightenment Most Jews resided in New Netherland New Amsterdam tolerant because economy built on trade Rhode Island established by Roger Williams Purpose for establishment escape religious persecution for all religions By 1719 1200 Jews in America From Georgia to Maine Out of 4 million people in colonies Jews were approx 0 03 nd 2 wave 1820 1870 Approx 200 000 to 400 000 Jews came to America Interested in liberty quality freedom intellectual pursuits and education 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 Want to be free to be a Jew out in the open Enlightenment movement caused many Jews to question all of the rules and rituals Led to Reform Judaism Interested in American culture and political life Mostly small shop owners and entrepreneurs 3rd wave 1870 1914 Approx 1 7 million Jews came to America World War 1 closed down Immigration National Origins Act 1924 Further enhanced the end of the 3rd wave with restrictions on who could immigrate to the United States Quota system based on current number of immigrants residing in America from the same country of origin Most were very poor with little education Coming for basic economic needs Coming from France Poland and Austria Spoke different language than the Jews from the 2nd wave Interested



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