Immigration In The 1880's

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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,
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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 home.
2. Between 1880 and 1930, more 27 million people entered the United States - about 12 million through Ellis Island. after the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Everything changed. American began to change its mind on the immigration idea. People started to questions the immigrants' loyalty. During the early 1920s, laws were created to to limit the flow of
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the Displaced Persons Act of 1948 offered hundreds of thousands of people to enter the United States. In this time, for the first time in US history, more women than men entered the country.
2. In 1965, Lyndon Johnson signed the Hart-Cellar Act. this lead to more consequences in the late 1960 and early 2000. there are a lot of ways that foreigners can get into the United States. they can come through the air with planes or through the sea with a ship. sometimes with trains and cars if they coming from Canada or Mexico. these ways made illegal immigration increase during the 80s and 90s. this caused a lot of problems which made the united States give priorities for doctors and engineers and anyone with a clear bright future in front of them. Not just anyone who wants to come to America can come.
1. the event of 9/11 changed everything. the idea of aliens from the middle east was not welcomed between the American citizens, they were afraid to have more terrorists from the middle east. 9/11 made the U.S citizens change the way they look at any Arab. they lost trust in them. this even changed everything. it had an effect on the whole world. for about the first 3 years after it happened, it was almost impossible for anyone from the middle East to move to the United States. The rules were very strict
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