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History of US Immigration

The history of US immigration is viewed in four periods: the colonial period, the mid-19th century, 20th century, and post-1965 eras. Each era has brought different races and ethnicities to the US.


One is the ships that sent the immigrants to America were mostlyovercrowded.
they were, like all immigrants, "abused" of their innocence and naiveness. because they couldn't speak the language or read and write, they were often cheaped out of money.
they can find work better in cities. also they are around more people who can speak there language in cities.
The Emergency Immigration Act of 1921 restricted European arrivals each year to 3% of the foreign-born of any nationality as shown in the 1910 census. A quota law in 1924 reduced the number to 2% based on the 1890 census, which included fewer of the "new" immigrants from southern and eastern Europe....
Many Jews were in danger in other countries due to many forms ofAnti-Semitism (pogroms, the Holocaust, and others). Due to this,they found ways to reach the USA.
On this page you will find a detailed history of Ellis Island. Thebelow text details the actual origin of the island as a locationfor an immigration hub, all the way to its current status as anational monument. Feel free to jump forward to specifi c sections, by clicking on asection title in the...
Not seriously west of the area of Poland.
immigrants come from mountains
The main direct victims were black Americans but everyone has been harmed to some degree by the KKK.
during this time period texas had a lot of land to offer. there were many immigrants coming from far distances such a japan and germany.
The most immigrants were historically from the continent of Asia
Most of Polish immigrants settled in New York and Chicago. But youcan find them also in many other regions of US: Philadelphia,MIlwaukee, Los Angeles, Buffalo, Phoenix, etc. There are also somecities named by them: Warsaw, IN; Czestochowa, PA; Pulaski, WI;etc.
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Polish and Russian Jews settled on the East Coast at first, andlater, many moved west.
The main targets of these attacks were Americans who had emigrated from other nations, those from Germany and Austria-Hungary. the most bitter attacks were directed against the nearly 2 million Americans of German descent suffered as well.
My favorite measurable benefit of social diversity is the availability of foods from all over the world right here in my community. I don't have statistics available but you can compile your own from your local telephone directory.
The United States built most of its railroad network between 1865 and 1920. The great period of industrialization occurred between the Civil War and World War 1. The United States needed workers. Many farm workers moved to the mines, railroads, and factories. Others came from other places but mostly...
It doesn't matter where your ancestors came from, if you are being harassed you call their boss or the police. And don't call it German persecution, there aren't really any German Nazis left today. It's also illegal in Germany.
The Puerto Ricans are U.S citizens and not immigrants...they are born within the U.S territory therefore they are U.S citizens...in 1917 there was a law passed called Jones shafroth act that by law the Puerto Ricans are U.S Citizens.
There are several reason why Italians migrated to Australia, beginning from before the gold rushes in the mid-1800s to after World War II. . The gold rushes attracted migrants from around the world, including Italy. . In the early years, many Italians feared persecution from Austrian (not...
Immigrants have no good jobs and their family sometimes lives in the US.
it was very hard you had to leave ever single thing and you could live in so areas
Yes, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was a reflected example of Nativism.
That's where immigrants would end up after a long journey to the U.S.A. And they would get processed there and then they were taken to NYC and let go to be free from there horrible life from where they came.
My mom's parents are from Norway, and they both came for completely different reasons. On the higher note of the two, my grandmother came to see what America was like, for she had some family in Washington (4th biggest location for Norwegian-Americans). But my father had had a very rough child hood,...
Immigrants going to be processed through Ellis island did need a job and I'm pretty sure they needed money, too. -Candice from WSMS(:
They would have taken very little to be honest or whatever they could carry
Answer . Yes - walk or find another means of transport (which means purchasing another ticket)!!. Answer . \nyes go to the ticket counter and they should help you. I missed mine one time and was put on the next bus out.
Immigrants from northern and western Europe were "superior" to those from southern and Eastern Europe
Puerto Ricans came to the USA because they came to search for better jobs, they, along with many other Americans, lost their jobs because the great depression affected them as well.
Most immigrants came to the United States between 1890 and 1924 tohave a better life. The chances of finding gainful employment andeducation was much more likely in the United States than in many ofthe other nations they came from.
Between 1890 and 1920, the majority of immigrants came from countries in Southern and Eastern Europe. After 1882, Chinese were banned from immigrating, and after 1907/8 Japanese and Koreans were banned as well.
There were many mostly unlearned explorers that had seen the wonders of the West long before Lewis and Clark. Most were French but many others who were exiled, banished or disenfranchised moved west. Some became Mountain Men of Legend. A few entered and never left a record of their journey. The...
yes but her mom died of cancer
Naturally people like the benefits of living in a democracy that has rule of law permitting one to prosper in freedom and freedom from ignorance. People gravitate towards freedom and prosperity and away from countries that are corrupt and where there is no rule of law to protect the everyday citizen...
An imigrant would want to come to Amercia for many reasons. One, and the most important one is jobs which include money and a better life. Another, is for family and friends.
Alot of Chinese names thru-out California due to the Chinese gold prospectors in 1849; China Camp, China Wall, etc. The railroad would've took alot longer to build, as only the Chinese men were willing to blast thru the granite mountains going thru Donner Pass in the Sierra Mountains. Very few men...
In the early 1900's Portuguese immigrants went to work in Canada inthe fishing industry. Most of the Portuguese immigrants settled inparts of eastern Canada, like Novia Scotia.
Answer . They came in 1800s somtime....the movie Gangs of New York acutally tells alot about it, most of the IrishAmericans come from New Jersey or New york.
To house the solgiers protecting the westward heading settlers and at times protect the settlers from the people who owned the land.
Because they believed that a better living was obtainable there. Some were poor, some were looking for new oppotunities, some even left because they were trying to escape problems, like pregnant girls, crime, etc.. But most were just poor and unemployed.
Many immigrants also came from Africa, although not by their own choice.
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It prohibited Chinese laborers from entering the country..!
for religious freedom
they had a trading and thriving economy in which then they were very wealthy :)...i think
The Irish contributed food,music,and some holidays.
Immigration during the 1920s was an abundance of foreigners entering the United States. Many of these immigrants came over from their native lands to escape going to jail, poverty, discrimination or benefiting from our better economic status. When they arrived in the United Sates they weren't sure...
Native Hawaiians are believed to be immigrants from Polynesia. There have been many immigrants from many countries, but today Hawaii is populated mostly by Native Hawaiians, the Japanese and Americans.
14 million, most of which were European
The Swedish people came to America because they there was lot's offarm land available, high paying jobs, and better jobopportunities. There was an estimated 800,000 Swedish immigrants inAmerica by 1890.
It helped pave the way for American industry to expand into the West.
Land was offered, almost free, to anyone who would stay on the land and improve it over the course of 7 years. This was done through the Homestead Act.
The total number of immigrants coming to America could not exceed 150,000 in any year.
They were screened to insure that entry was denied to persons with a loathsome or dangerous contagious disease. Mental health was checked, eyes were checked, and if every condition for entry was met, they were allowed to enter.
What was Ellis island in 1892
Florida, Arizona, Texas, & California
Some of the reasons were: To make a better life for themselves and their family. The freedom or toleration of the right to worship. Be able to get a good job with reasonable wages. To feel important, and respected by others, for many immigrants had low feelings about themselves. This was...
The immigrants faced racial discrimination, language barriers, anddifficulty finding a job.
Native American cultures were fragmented and destroyed by intentional acts of the European settlers. For instance, certain religious ceremonies were outlawed and not re-legalized until the late 1970's. Laws were passed that required Native children to attend special "Christian Schools" where they...
Most lived in tenements, wooden apartments that were very unsafe and unsanitary. They worked at factories and got very little money. They pretty much had a horrible life
Answer . \nIt's difficult to give a specific answer because the U.S. has become a home to almost every nationality. However, civil war/unrest in a country and poverty are two of the main reasons people immigrate to other countries. There are cases where government or military personnel seek...
The Americans are the Indians . Europeans had pushed them over .
Irish people had emigrated from Ireland long before the Famine but from 1845 they emigrated principally to Great Britain, USA, Canada , Australia and in lesser numbers to New Zealand and Argentina
The panama people immigrated from Italy.
When a person lives in a country he or she works that in its self is a contribution it take people working in a community to make it work regardless of what job they fulfill. some immigrants become successful in business some don't some have children that become important persons in all kinds of...
The new immigrants threaten the primacy of the English language andwill take jobs.
The people faced hard challenges.They faced gards and they had to check for weapons.I you were caught with a weapon the made you go back where you came from.Some people let the immigrants on no matter what.
Answer . The transportation revolution consisting of canals, railroads and many other ways to get across the globe contributed to the influx of immigrants.