How Did Albert Einstein Change America

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Over 37,000,000 immigrants come to the United States every year. But how much do they really affect America? People like Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, and Levi Strauss all came to the U.S from different countries and changed our world today. Without them, some of the most advanced technology, scientific discoveries, and innovative clothes wouldn’t exist today. The fields of science, technology, and fashion were positively impacted by immigrants. Albert Einstein changed America with his many scientific discoveries. Born in Ulm, Germany in 1879, Einstein immigrated to America in 1933. He is most known for his theory of relativity, which “proposed a revolutionary conception of the physical world, suggesting that time, mass, and length were not fixed absolutes, but dependent on the motion of the observer” (How I See the World). In addition, some of Einstein’s discoveries, would go on to make the atomic bomb possible. Possibly one of the most famous equations ever, he created E=mc2. Einstein transformed the laws of time, space, and gravity (Encyclopedia of Scientists). He was the first person to abandon Newton’s light…show more content…
Strauss was born in Bavaria, Germany and moved to the United States around 1847. Strauss moved to California during the gold rush to try and make money off his small clothing business. Jacob Davis, who was a customer of Strauss, partnered with him and they designed the first blue jean (Levi Strauss). Jacob came up with the idea of the innovative jeans but couldn’t cover the cost himself, so he asked Strauss to help and they made a deal. On May 20, 1873 the two men received a United States patent on their new and innovative design, which marks the day as the birth of the blue jeans. “That year, two visionary immigrants — Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis — turned denim, thread and a little metal into what has become the most popular apparel on earth” (The Invention of the Blue
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