The growth of industry and the rise of cities involved a third key component – the great wave of immigration that arrived in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. We will investigate this HUGE change in American culture in our next class meeting. To prepare, spend some time with the materials below – as much time as you desire!
Start with John Green (yes, Taft has a bromance crush on the guy) – it’s a great link between the West, the cities, and immigration!
Then, you can explore Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century:
Or play a simulation on immigrating to the US at the turn of the century: