Immigration to the USA | 10 i karakter

Indholdsfortegnelse
a. What is an indenture?

b. What was a "white slave"?

c. Under the Naturalization Act of 1790, who could be granted citizenship/could be naturalized? And what was the purpose of that law? Do you agree?

d. "All children of US citizens born abroad can become citizens." Is that true?

e. Japanese Americans were incarcerated after Pearl Harbor in 1941. What does that mean, and how do the Americans look upon this today? (You may have to find different sources.)

f. Explain the terms: to migrate, to emigrate, to immigrate

g. During the years of mass immigration, a lot of people came to the USA from Ireland. Why? A lot of Chinese immigrated as well. Why?

h. What was the purpose of The Homestead Act of 1862? Do you think it was a good idea?

i. What was the purpose of the 1850 Foreign Miners Tax in California? Do you think it was a good idea?

j. Where did the immigrants mainly come from in the third wave of immigration - i.e., from 1880 - 1930? Do you think that these people had different motives for coming than the Irish and the Chinese? How did these immigrants affect the American economy?

k. From 1880 to 1930, the government decided that the immigrants should meet certain requirements, e.g., they should have some knowledge of English, and they should be able to read and write. Do you think that it is fair to have specific requirements that immigrants should meet? Can you think of other requirements than these basic skills?

l. Give examples of how the Chinese were discriminated against during the period 1882 - 1943.

m. Explain the function of Ellis Island from 1892 - 1954 - and now. How many Americans can trace their family back to Ellis Island? What do you think of the procedure on Ellis Island during those years? Should the USA (and e.g., Denmark) go back to using that method? What are the pros and cons?

n. What was the purpose of the Immigration Act of 1924? What do you think of it? State your reasons.

o. In the 1930's a lot of Mexicans were deported. What was the reason? Do you agree? What else could have been done?

p. Why would a Japanese-American graduate hang up a banner on 8th December 1941 saying "I am an American"?

q. What was the purpose of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act?

r. Where do most immigrants come from nowadays? Why? How do the politicians look upon that? (You may have to consult other sources.)

s. How can you come to live and work in the USA legally?

Uddrag
a. What is an indenture?
An indenture is a type of deed historically used for what is known as an indentured servant

b. What was a "white slave"?
Not all Indentured Servants were in America of their own free will. Some were kidnapped or forced onto a ship; others had been deceived by recruiting agents back in Europe before boarding.

Still, these white slaves were indentured servants, meaning they could eventually obtain their freedom.

c. Under the Naturalization Act of 1790, who could be granted citizenship/could be naturalized? And what was the purpose of that law? Do you agree?

Naturalization (the legal act or process by which a non-citizen may acquire citizenship or nationality) was limited to immigrants who were free white persons of good moral character who had lived in the United States for two years.

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