Introduction Throughout history, the United States has been the melting pot of immigration. Many people of different races, religions, and reasons came to the United States; either willingly or forced. Either way, immigration to the United States is what our country had been built on. Immigration had begun in the early 1400s and its activity has only increased, but for a multitude of reasons. In this essay, I will talk about the history of immigration to the United States and how it has positively affected the United States today.
The issue of immigration has been around since 1965. Even those who do not support immigration know how much America has benefitted since immigrants came into the United States. Immigration seems to be a huge issue to many U.S. citizens, because it increases competition in job markets, which leaves many U.S. citizens without jobs. People fear losing their jobs to illegal immigrants, especially those that is less fortunate. Some believe that immigrants are the cause of many crimes, blaming them for the increasingly high rate of crime in America.
People from all over the world came to the US for many reasons, and with them came their culture. The US is considered today as a place where, for the most part, all people and cultures are accepted. This can all be traced back to the immigrants that came to the US in the late 1800s. These people brought their customs and traditions to the US and allowed the people to really experience how other people around the world live. Foods, religions, governments, and ideals are just some of the many thing immigrants brought to the US that overall made the US a much more complex country.
Being an American today means everyone is equal the same opportunities are available for every citizen of this great nation. Throughout history, people from around the world have looked to immigrate to America in search of a higher quality life and better opportunities. In the early 1600’s pilgrims found today's America as they were searching for religious freedom, from 1880 to 1920 many immigrants fled to this nation in search of greater economic opportunity (History.com). Currently, there are some varying opinions regarding immigrants in America, some citizens believe immigrants are harmful to the country. Others believe that immigrants are beneficial to America as immigration increases economic growth; with more people working tasks can
Immigrants from all over have helped the states and other countries become much better, for their own good and their future. They are not here to take over, just to secure themselves and their families. Just because they are here from a different country doesn’t mean they don’t pay taxes. You work, you pay taxes like no
In the early 19th century, millions of immigrants from Europe had traveled to the United States to escape difficulties faced in their native lands such as poverty and religious persecution. Italian, German, Irish, and many other eastern European immigrants sought the prosperous and wealthy lifestyle advertised in the land of opportunity, the United States. However, after settling down they often faced the difficulties they had fled from as well as sentiments of prejudice and mistrust from the American people. Most immigrants were discriminated against due to their religious beliefs as well as their language barriers which fostered the beliefs that they were intellectually inferior to Americans. However, the American economy needed both skilled and unskilled workers and the migration of European immigrants to large cities allowed them to fill the growing number of factory jobs for unskilled workers.
America had iron, coal, oil and an enormous amount of grain to feed the growing population. The population from 1870 to 1900s grew from 40 million to 76 million and about a third of that number was the cause of immigration which took America to a higher level once again. “Around two-thirds of the inflow consisted of “newer” nationalities and ethnic groups — Russian Jews, Poles, Slavic peoples, Greeks, southern Italians” (Hamby 208). From an agrarian rural nation, America turned into an industrial and urban nation. Immigrants were flowing in and “An additional 8.8 million more arrived during the peak years of immigration, 1901-1910” (Newman, Schmalbach 359).
People were poor and some migrated to this country in the hope of quick wealth. Individuals from England and Europe began to migrate to America. The book gives a detailed account of the first houses, or rather huts which have been built in America. The book also gives an account of the Pennsylvania Dutch. They were the settlers who came to America from Germany.
Mexican immigration has been a controversy in the United States before 1980. According to Jie Zong and Jeanne Batalova, Mexican immigration can be divided in three waves: the first one, before World War two, the second one started with the Bracero program, and the last one after it. Nevertheless, Mexican immigration can be seen as something threat or as the opposite, a benefit to the country and it all depends on which side you want to be. The American, Cesar Chavez who was a farm worker, also creator/leader of the United Farm Workers Union, influenced ad contributed to United States history by using Mexican’s “dignity” and nonviolent strategies to showed Americans that Mexicans could accomplished hard work and being successful for the country. Mexican’s deal with discrimination since 1962, schools, minorities, and farmers were the main target, this guide Chavez to create the National Farm Workers Association, now the United Farm Workers Union.
Immigrants are just like our founding fathers they are even ,more passionate because they get to live in the United States. To sum it up this country was built off immigrants so let's give them the chance to