8th Grade Social Studies-Mrs. Spadafora

Psalm 103:13
13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;

Chinese immigrants at the turn of the century
Courtesy Library of Congress





After the Civil War, the United States experienced rapid industrial growth. As businesses increased in size and power, workers organized to demand better conditions. Cities grew rapidly, leading to new challenges and a new way of life. Also at this time, millions of new immigrants came to the United States seeking freedom and economic opportunities. In the United States, education became more widely available and many states made education for children compulsory. Education served as a way to introduce immigrants and their children to the English language and to American culture. A more literate American public led to a boom in the publication of books and newspapers.

Chapter Outline


Section 1: A New Industrial Revolution
Section 2: Big Business and Organized Labor
Section 3: Cities Grow and Change
Section 4: The New Immigrants
Section 5: Education and Culture




Immigration in America 
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
Clash of Cultures in the 1910s and 1920s: Immigration Restriction 

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