Why People Came To America

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America was built on immigration; Europeans came to America in search of a new life and the rest of the world followed. People came to America for all different reasons: to flee war, to escape oppression, to have a voice in the government, to worship freely, and to leave poverty behind. Little has changed in the past five hundred years; people are still coming to America in search of a new life. According to a Gallup survey reported by Jon Clifton between 2007 and 2012, 150 million adults want to move to America. This number is 23% of the total 640 million who want to leave their country permanently (Clifton).

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