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Immigration Visualization Project

Here is our project!

Reflection: 

·       What surprised you most about this information?

Out of our whole project, what surprised me the most was how much of an impact the wars had on the different countries that were feuding. During WWI and WWII we saw the population increase for the United States and decrease for the other countries. Also, when the government put in their acts and laws to remove illegal immigrants, the population stayed very high. To me, I thought that there were two possible things that did and did not happen: The government did not take all of the illegal immigrants out so it did not have a big affect on our population or our country does not have as much illegal immigrants as we think. From the start of the 1940's to 2000, we see the immigrant population increase because the call for workers rose dramatically.



·        What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set?

During the times there were wars that the U.S was apart of, we see that there is an increase due to the need of workers. We also see that in 1871-1921, there is an unsteady change in the immigration population. This is because there are a lot of push and pull factors in different parts of the world such as protests wars, jobs, and economic or crop growth/value.



·       Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.

In the next two decades, the immigration population will continue to grow in a steady rate from where is it right now due to the need for cheap labor, workers with out rights, and educational factors. Also, the United States offers a lot of things for their citizens and tries to protect them.



·       Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information.

I anted to present my project in a presentation format because I knew that my group and I eventually had to present it. I chose to place the information in a list form and explain each push and pull factor as the presentation went it. In the beginning of our presentation, there is a push and pull factor chart that our presentation is based on. In all, I think that my group showed our information cleanly and I feel that we can explain everything clearly.



·       What parts of group work were challenging?

The part of the group work that was most challenging was adding the final touches to our project. For example, as in pictures, citations, and all of the other touched that comes with finalizing our project. Another thing that was challenging was getting all of the work together and typing it up.



·       What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?

I would change up the format and add more pictures to the presentation. Also, I would want to add more presentation. Overall, this was a fun project.

 

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Immigration Project.

​https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bxb1fS964nElVmVYWUVKVlJUMVE


  • What surprised you most about this information?
    What surprised me was that when WWII was going on, many people left America, even when there was no war in our country.
  •  What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set?
    Something that was very obvious about this information was that many immigrants came to America in the 1800's because of all of the job opportunities. 
  • Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades.
    I feel as though many people will immigrate to America because of the technology enhancements, but it could also go the opposite way due to the lack of jobs, and our economic slump.
  • Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information.
    We chose to use flyers because we thought it would give America a way to almost tell people when they are welcome and when they aren't. This is caused by different reasons, but for the most part America as a country has the last word.
  • What parts of group work were challenging?
    One hard part was group collaboration because we had a few days in class to work on this and for one of those days it was me by myself because my partners were absent. 
  • What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?
    If I could do this over, I would take the time to really look at every decade and every nationality that came to and from America.
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    IMMIGRATION VISUALIZATION PROJECT

    ​Our Project.

    • What surprised you most about this information? Not much surprised me about it because I like to study about the past and I knew about the grate depression and I knew the effects of it.
    •  What seemed quite obvious about explaining this data set? That there was a rapide decrees in U.S. immigrations. 
    • Looking at the overall trend and incorporating what you know about the US presently, predict and defend the immigration trend for the next two decades. I think in the next two decades there will be another decrees and then a even't bigger increase.
    • Describe how you made a decision on how to visually represent the information. We basically chose three parts in the graph and grouped them together then we would just represent them as one part each.
    • What parts of group work were challenging? The arrant any problems when your group is good and the only challenges would be if a member wasn't there like how I was out on Tuesday 
    • What would you do differently if you had this project to do over?
      If I need to do this project over I would look up more sites to get better information. 
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