Immigration during the Gilded Age- hollywood film assignment

Immigration during the Gilded Age- hollywood film assignment
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Immigration homework for next week!!! You must watch this by _________________ and complete the following information

1) Watch one or more of the following films presented by Hollywood that is about the Gilded Age, and describe two characters
a. Name?
b. Gender?
c. Age?
d. Work?
e. Social Class?
f. Where does the majority of the film take place? Describe it
g. How do they spend their leisure time?
h. Why did they want to come to America? Or what is their view of America?
i. What major crisis took/is taking place?
j. Are there children in this? Describe the life of some of the children
k. Are / is there any politics present in the movie? If so what? Describe
l. Describe setting/ locations
m. Has their view of America changed from the beginning to end?

Possible movies:
I) Newsies (1992)
a. A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.
II) Berkeley Square (1998)
a. Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
III) Far and Away (1992)
a. A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving money. The man becomes a local barehands boxer, and rides in glory until he is beaten, then his employers steal all the couple's money and they must fight off starvation in the winter, and try to keep their dream of owning land alive. Meanwhile, the woman's parents find out where she has gone and have come to America to find her and take her back.
IV) OR ANY movie from 1875-1908


2) Read Exerts from how the other half lives and complete Questions on sheet as well as complete the DBQ that follows
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