Immigration Push and Pull Factors

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      There were several factors that came into play for the decision to immigrate to the United States. These "push" factors included the following:

  • Massacres during the 19th Century
  • Russo-Japanese War in 1904
  • Jewish restrictions imposed by the government
  • Economic hardships
  • Jewish persecution
  • Industrialization
  • Overpopulation
  • Urbanization 


        As well as push factors there were also "pull" factors to why Jewish families considered immigrating to the United States. These factors included:

  • Freedom- from the government and for religion
  • Equality
  • Prosperity
  • Work opportunities
  • Mills
  • Shoe factories



 [Above is a timeline that provides information about Jewish movement and several different activities]