Andrew Carnegie's Immigration Impact

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America has always been a very generous country when it has come to the topic of immigration, accepting more immigrants than any other nations in history. Due to all the opportunity and freedom, the U.S. is a hotspot for people searching for new lives. The U.S. has land and capital and all that is needed are workers, and the immigrants fill these spots by becoming farmers, miners, hunters, and other jobs. Immigration has made development in America possible and has helped shape society and culture. In the late 1800s, a tremendous surge of nearly 12 million immigrants came into the U.S., advancing our workforce, economy, and culture; if it weren’t for these immigrants and their impacts, America would not have achieved the power and success that it has today. Young, highly intelligent immigrants have made an enormous impact on our economy in the late 1800s. Andrew Carnegie is one of the most successful immigrants, transitioning from a poor family to being one of the wealthiest men in the world. …show more content…

Immigrants fill up jobs such as building railroads, coal mining, and working in steel mills, textile mills, and factories. Immigrants have great motivation and are “30 percent more likely to start a business in the United States than non-immigrants “(Furman, Gray). These immigrants are innovators and helped to spark industrial growth in the late 1800s. Along with innovation, immigrants make up a large portion of our engineers and scientists. All of these immigrants that were business owners brought in money and at the same time, created jobs for American workers. President Obama states that, “The lesson of these 236 years is clear – immigration makes America stronger. Immigration makes us more prosperous” (Furman, Gray). This quote shows us that even to this day, immigration is a huge help to our nation and helps us to grow

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