Immigration Patterns in the Late 1800s


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Prior to the late 1800s, which of these groups made up a good portion of immigration into the US?

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1. Which of these were not usually considered new immigrants?

2. Which of these is true of the New Immigrants?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By working with the quiz/worksheet combo, you can gauge your familiarity with the nationalities of people who immigrated here in the late 1800s. Terms you'll encounter include birds of passage and New Immigrants.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments help measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Define the term 'birds of passage'
  • Nationality of a large number of immigrants prior to the late 1800s
  • Who was referred to as a 'bird of passage'
  • Nationalities likely to be categorized as New Immigrants

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet lets you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you absorb the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept New Immigrant to identify facts about this group
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the nature of U.S. immigration in the 19th century in a different light

Additional Learning

To understand more about the details surrounding new arrivals to the U.S. in the late 19th century, read through the lesson entitled Immigration Patterns in the Late 1800s. The lesson deals with the following objectives:

  • Note what might be regarded as an anomaly about the population of New York City by the early 1900s
  • Learn about differences between immigrants of the late 1800s and those in earlier times
  • Comment on assimilation into American society
  • Discuss various reasons why immigrants came to the country during the late 1800s