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The electric refrigerator replaced the 'icebox' as the way to keep food fresher longer. Although the icebox served a purpose, its efficiency was based upon how fast the ice brick set above the box...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2010 9:49 am UTC

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Social Darwinism did indeed affect American immigration policies in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act restricted Chinese immigration to the United States: for ten...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2017 8:52 pm UTC

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Ellis Island was designated as the first Federal immigration station in 1890 by President Benjamin Harrison. Prior to the commissioning of Ellis Island as a Federal Immigration Centre, immigration...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2015 11:53 am UTC

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The second half of the Nineteenth Century was a time period of rapid and dramatic urbanization. This was partly a factor of immigration patterns, but it was also closely tied to the country's...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2019 9:02 pm UTC

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By the end of the nineteenth century, more Americans were living in cities than ever before. According to the 1890 census, 35% percent of Americans were living in urban areas; contrast that to just...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2018 2:11 pm UTC

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Mass culture exploded in the last decade of the nineteenth century, when American culture saw the emergence of multiple new forms of mass communication—such as newspapers, book-length nonfiction...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2019 12:34 am UTC

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Both the immigrants of today and the immigrants from the late 1800s and early 1900s largely come from areas outside of Western Europe. The immigrants of the late 1800s and early 1900s came from...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2018 1:47 pm UTC

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The period of new immigration brought in over 27 million people to the United States. This period that began in the 1880s served to add a lot of ethnic and religious diversity to the country. It...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2018 8:29 pm UTC

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During the early 1800s, it was illegal for workers to agitate for better-working conditions by withholding their services or actively inciting other workers to down their tools. This situation...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2015 9:53 am UTC

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From 1880 to 1920, American cities grew rapidly mainly because of changes in the economy. After the Civil War, the American economy became more industrialized, turning the United States into the...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2021 11:04 am UTC

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When the wave of old immigration, which ended in around 1880 is compared to the new immigration wave which started shortly after, the differences are stark. "Immigrants from the British Isles...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2009 1:10 am UTC

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The Chinese were treated badly during the nineteenth century for two primary reasons: fear of economic competition and racism/xenophobia. During the nineteenth century, the United States' economy...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2018 1:09 pm UTC

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The first major waves of immigration came to the United States in the 1830s and 40s, and involved hundreds of thousands of people from Ireland and Germany. They came mostly to northern cities with...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2011 5:18 pm UTC

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Immigrants have indeed transformed American society. Many cities have specific shops or even districts dedicated to cuisine from particular immigrant cultures. There are also cultural parades and...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2019 4:13 am UTC

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Chinese immigrants first started coming to the US in the 1850s to work on the railroads. Though they were critical to the construction of the railroads, the Chinese men who immigrated were...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2018 2:24 pm UTC

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There was also an activist core of Americans, led by Jane Addams, who founded "settlement houses" in major northern cities where immigrant families could find reasonably priced housing, child care,...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2010 1:54 pm UTC

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Urbanization happens for two main reasons. In part, it can happen because of bad conditions in the countryside. People might be driven from their homes by wars or famines. They might not be able...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2012 3:26 am UTC

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Immigration impacted the social development of the United States. When immigrants came to this country, many settled in ethnic neighborhoods in large cities. In these neighborhoods, they could...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2018 6:10 pm UTC

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Demographics and economics tend to be closely connected, as can be seen in the history of the Industrial Revolution. In pre-industrial, agrarian economies, economic activity was focused primarily...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2019 9:17 pm UTC

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The Gilded Age, a period in American history stretching from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the twentieth century, was marked by major changes. It was a time of rapid economic and...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2018 10:42 am UTC

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The correct answer here is the second answer. In the later parts of the 19th century, there were many poor immigrants in American cities. They lived in crowded apartment buildings called...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2012 3:26 am UTC

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First of all, it is not necessarily correct to say that Americans did not want immigration during this time. Some Americans did want immigration just as some Americans want immigration now. For...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2015 1:40 am UTC

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Urbanization has a tremendous number of impacts, both positive and negative. The positive impacts of urbanization are typically economic and cultural. When cities arise, countries typically become...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2013 4:05 pm UTC

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One of the main reasons why anti-immigrant feelings rose sharply during this time period is because from 1880 to about 1920, the US experienced a gigantic wave of immigrants. More than ten million...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2011 7:39 am UTC

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I think that one specific element of change in the growing urbanization of America at the end of the 19th Century and leading into the 20th was the massive disparity in wealth. People living in...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2012 5:18 am UTC

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The Industrial Revolution created two classes within the cities: the owners and the workers. The working class lived in tenement housing. They often had to buy things that they would have made or...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2012 8:58 pm UTC

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The rise of industry led many people to sell farms in order to move to cities or towns in search of more lucrative, or more steady employment. This trend was especially pronounced during times of...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2013 3:49 pm UTC

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The rise of Nativism in late 19th Century America held a variety of causes. The dislike towards free and unrestricted immigrants carried with it a social agenda. At this point in American...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2012 6:44 pm UTC

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During the Progressive period from the 1890s-1920s, a huge wave of what were known as the New Immigrants arrived in the United States. Unlike earlier Protestant and northern European immigrants,...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2018 12:48 pm UTC

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The laws of the United States affected the lives of the immigrants in several ways. Some laws were passed that restricted immigration to the United States. The Emergency Quota Act and the National...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2016 5:59 pm UTC

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