In the late 18th century more than two millions Jews came to America. They came for the freedom and opportunity, they usually settled in large cities like New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago and found work in factories. Many were unskilled laborers That struggled to learn English. Most worked in factories , manufacturing, and construction.They embraced American culture and made the country their new home. By the 19th century most major cities in the United States had large Jewish communities. The German Jews for the most part succeeded easily in America, life was much harder for the Eastern European Jews who came in the great migrations.
This cartoon shows to attitude towards Immigrants later in the United States. There were no laws to prohibit or limit the number of Immigrants coming into America. This immigrant is Jewish and is fleeing Religious persecution, and the Jews were forced to live in run down homes. In this cartoon I see the words "United Sates of America" and "Walk in" and "Welcome". On the Immigrant I see Poverty, Disease, and Anarchy. This cartoon is showing how America accepted the Jewish even though they were from countries with poverty and disease.