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Dreams in the Golden Country

Why did people immigrate to America?

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Why did people immigrate to America?
Immigrants and How They Came to America
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Reasons for immigrating in....

1607-1830

  • Political Freedom
  • Religious Tolerance
  • Economic Opportunity - People want a better life - better job - more money
  • Political Refugees fear for their lives
  • Some want free atmosphere
  • Forced Immigration (Slavery)
  • Family Reunification
    • There are two types of motivation for immigration
      • Push(need to leave in order to survive)
      • Pull (attracted to new way of life)

1830-1890

The reason for immigration in the period from 1830-1890 is quite clear. Land remained plentiful, and fairly cheap. Jobs were abundant, and labor was scarce and relatively dear. A decline in the birthrate as well as an increase in industry and urbanization reinforced this situation.

 

1890-1924

  • Jews came for religious freedom
  • Italians and Asians came for Work
  • Russians came to escape persecution
  • America had jobs
  • America had religious freedom
  • America was hyped up in many countries as "Land of Opportunity"

 

1968-Present

The main reason why everybody wants to go to US is because if they would go somewhere like France of Japan although they would get higher wages, there is a much greater chance of getting harassed, arrested or deported in those countries as opposed to US.

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