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Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism

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Which of the following best defines nativism?

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1. How were the 'new' immigrants different from the 'old' immigrants to America?

2. Which of the following did Social Darwinism try to justify?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help check your understanding of immigration in the United States during the era of industrialization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The changes in immigration
  • Nativism
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act
  • The role Social Darwinism played in anti-immigration policies
  • How immigration fueled the growth of northern population centers

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast immigration before and after the Civil War
  • Making connections - use your understanding of immigrants' roles in industrialization to discuss the rise of Nativism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding immigration and the Industrial Revolution

Additional Learning

To learn more about immigration during the late nineteenth century, review the lesson on Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Analyze the impact immigrants had on industrial growth
  • Explore the different immigration ports, Ellis Island and Angel Island
  • Examine the immigration process at these ports
  • Discuss the rise of Nativism and the creation of official anti-immigrant laws
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