Immigration In The 18th Century

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Sometimes when people hear the word "immigration", the first thing that comes in their head is "crossing the border" or just coming in an illegal way. That's a stereotype. which it means it is not always true.
Most people believe that human beings first came to America about 20,000 years ago. These were the ancestors of the many Native. By the mid-18th century, the British colonies had become the most popular in America in North America.
1. The English were the largest ethnic group. Nearly 20% were of African heritage. German, Scottish and Irish residents were also well represented. Census takers didn't count Native Americans. +
2. In 1790, it passed the first Naturalization Act, which stipulated that "…any alien, being a free white person, may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States..."
3. The War of 1812 between the …show more content…

The Great Hunger would have left 1.5 million dead. Even though they knew that they were going to be slaves, they still moved to the U.S.A because they knew that America would be better for them in the beginning, the immigrants at that time were welcomed as neighbors and friends while the economy was strong. But during hard times, the immigrants were accused of stealing jobs from American workers. they were blamed for the bad economy.
But it was the pro-immigrant voices of this era that would be most influential. The Republican platform of 1864 stated, "Foreign immigration which in the past has added so much to the wealth, resources, and increase of power to the nation…should be fostered and encouraged."
1. By the 1880's, Immigrants were mainly moving from the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Southern and Eastern Europe, and down from Canada. America was growing and evolving at that time and it looked like the best option as a country when it comes to moving and starting a new life in a different place away from

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