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On July 9, 2019

Bell Ringer: Immigration and Wheeling, WV

Immigration and Wheeling

This clip discusses the history of immigrants in the West Virginia (WV) city and their long-lasting impact.


This bellringer focuses on the impact of immigration and immigrants on the West Virginia (WV) city through the Industrialization era.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What factors contributed to the growth of industry in Wheeling?
  • Characterize the backgrounds, motivations, and journeys of the immigrants who settled in the city.
  • How did immigration to Wheeling build upon itself over time?
  • How did immigrants change the town of Wheeling? Was this typical for the period of industrialization? Explain your thinking.

Additional Resources



    • Boom Town
    • Immigration
    • Industrialization
    • National Road
    • Patriarch
    • Steel Industry


    ImmigrationState HistoryU.S. History


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