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Gilded Age Project

Name _Gilded Age Project

Note:This project will be worked on in the computer lab over the next two days. Plan accordingly for your time -as you will also need to work on part of the project outside of class.

Task:You are investigating the patterns of immigration to the US during the Gilded Age and how that may have affected the other legs of the triangle (industrialization and urbanization).




Gilded Age






You will need to follow the steps in order to effectively investigate the question:
How did new immigrants help shape and change industry and cities between 1850 - 1910?

Tasks

1.Read the following essay by following the link below.
http://www.path.coe.uh.edu/seminar2002/week2/immigrant_facts.pdf

List 5 facts you learned about immigration during the Gilded Age.


2.Go to the link below.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/070_immi.html

Click on 2 pictures and list and explain what is happening in each picture.
Picture 1:

Picture 2:


3.Go to the link below.
http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus/index.html

Click on General Population.
Scroll down to Total Population.
Click on Ethnicity/Race/Places of Birth
Scroll Down to each country listed.
Click on Economy/Manufacturing/Employment.
Scroll down to Persons Engaged in Industry.
Scroll down toManufacturing Establishments
Scroll down to Youth Employed in Manufacturing

You will compare Illinois with New York.
Category
Illinois
New York
Total Population 1850


Total Population 1880


Total Population 1910


# increase 1850-1910





Foreign Born 1860


Foreign Born 1910


Foreign Born 1940


# increase 1860-1940





Category
Illinois
New York
Italy 1890


Italy 1900


Italy 1920


# increase 1850-1910





Poland 1890


Poland 1920


Poland 1930


# increase 1890-1930





Ireland 1870


Ireland 1890


Ireland 1910


# increase 1870-1910





Persons Engaged in Industry 1850


Persons Engaged in Industry 1870


# increase 1850-1870





Manufacturing Establishments in1860


Manufacturing Establishments in 1880


Manufacturing Establishments 1900


# increase 1860-1900





Youth Employed in Manufacturing 1870


Youth Employed in Manufacturing 1890


  1. increase/decrease 1870-1890












4.Looking at your chart answer the following questions.

What ethnic group saw the largest increase in population?What is the number?

What ethnic group made up the largest percentage of the total population? (Hint:divide ethnic group by the total)What is the percentage?
  • Illinois

  • New York

What is the relationship between jobs and population?

How is Illinois similar to New York?

How is Illinois different from New York?

Form a thesis to the question, How did new immigrants help shape and change industry and cities between 1850 - 1910?

  1. Follow the link below.
http://www.jaha.org/edu/discovery_center/push-pull/letterstohome.html

Scroll down and read the letter from Joseph and Josephine Lipinski to her sister and brother-in-law and Leon Makowiecki to his mother in Poland.

Describe their experiences in America.

  1. Last one!Follow the link below to view slide show.
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA01/Davis/photography/images/hinephotos/slideshow2.html

What was city life like for the new immigrants after analyzing the photos?Use 3 photographs to explain.
  • Example 1:


  • Example 2:


  • Example 3:
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