Describe the difference between immigrants in the early 20th century (1900-1929) and in the 21st century (2000 onwards) in NYC?
- JJLv 72 years agoFavorite Answer
European immigration escalated exponentially during the early 20th century; the new arrivals were mostly Catholics or Jews, especially Italians and Poles as well as Yiddish-speaking Jews from Eastern Europe. There were smaller but steady streams of "Old immigration" sources in Ireland, Britain and Germany. The residents of Little Germany, in what is now the East Village, dispersed to more affluent neighborhoods and were replaced by growing numbers of poor immigrants on the Lower East Side.
New York City’s 2000 foreign-born population of
2.87 million was an all-time high and represented
36 percent of the city’s population of 8 million. The
Dominican Republic was the largest foreign-born
group, numbering 369,200 or 13 percent of the total,
followed by China (262,600), Jamaica (178,900),
Guyana (130,600), and Mexico (122,600). Ecuador,
Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, and Russia
rounded out the city’s ten largest foreign-born
groups. The large number of nonhispanic Caribbean
groups was indicative of their disproportionate presence
in the city: while they accounted for more than
one-in-five of the foreign-born population in the city,
they comprised just five percent of the nation’s
- The TaxpayerLv 72 years ago
No welfare, entitlements or subsidies 1900-1929. Lots of them 2000 +
- Joe in texasLv 72 years ago
In the 20th century immigrants spoke many different languages and had to learn English to communicate outside their group..
Now so many immigrants speak Spanish that they can live their lives in Spanish speaking communities and never learn English.
- Anonymous2 years ago
You tell me
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- Anonymous2 years ago
Early immigrants came here to create a future, assimilate and prosper. Today's come for government benefits without assimilation and thumb their noses at the law.
- 2 years ago
Ellis Island was the difference. They were quarantined and swore to uphold the constitution. They were certainly deported or imprisoned if they were here illegally. They universally loved America.
- JoshuaLv 52 years ago
They were white and America had an open door policy. Just show up on a ship, get registered in NYC and you were in