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Italian Immigrants In the1920s the United States of America welcomed thousands of immigrants every day They came to the United States looking for opportunity and a better life From 1920 to1930 4652115 people immigrated to the United States 5550460 of these were Italian Italians like other immigrants faced many hardships when they arrived in the US Most hardships were caused by racisms and naturism Americans were not used to the immigrants and thought less of them Italians were also blamed for many of the nations problems The government raided many of the immigrants homes because the feared they were communist The Sacco and Venzetti trial proves the blame the Americans put on immigrants There was no substantial evidence in the case They were still convicted because they were immigrants and there were prejudices against them and their beliefs At first people didnt realize the art and culture that Italian immigrants brought with them I think that if people werent scared of the new culture coming they would of learned from them The Immigrants brought with them things that we now experience every day Enrique Caruso was opera tenor who was one of the first musicians to commercialize Italian operas in America The Italian Immigrants also brought their love of food with them This leaves us today with many foods that are common to people who dont realize they didnt exist in this country until the Italian immigrants brought them Food such as pizza pasta cheeses and cold cuts are on Americans diets because of the immigrants Paranoia struck the government in 1941 In the months immediately following Pearl Harbor About 250 Italian Americans were interned They were considered by the US government to be security risks By June 1942 the FBI interned 1521 Italian Americans They were sent to interment camps in Montana Oklahoma and Tennessee Most were released shortly after the detention but the effects were hard on them and their families
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