Over twelve million immigrants came to America; each immigrant had their own story (SV; SV). Some immigrants came for religious freedom, freedom from government, or maybe just a plain old fresh start. Sometimes people had to find ways to sneak into the country because they knew that they wouldn’t be allowed in. One point seven million Jews came to America so that they could have their own bit of freedom (Berger). Catholics also escaped to America (Golway). Over in the European countries people weren’t treated fairly, most of the time they would be forced to believe in the same things that the leader of that country believed. If people that tried to believe differently got caught they would get in a lot of trouble. They decided to come to America for religious freedom. Many countries would become over populated; this would result in a problem for the United States of America until the quota system was created. Italian, Austrian, English, Russian, Hungarians, Norwegians the list goes on for the people who left their homes (a, b, c) (Berger). In the years eighteen-sixty five to eighteen-ninety, ten million people came from northwestern and central Europe: tw...
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