Immigration to the United States provide many benefits to immigrants and the nation in the past, and now. The United States was a great option for people to start a new life in due to being in new territory, and being in a place where you could have a fresh start. Many immigrants from all around the world immigrated to the United States in search of the American dream. Others immigrated to the United States for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and many other rights that weren’t provided in their home country. Immigration helped to make America grow into a big and diverse nation even though some people believed immigrants were bad. Immigration had many ties to the several other themes we’ve discussed in class. For example, immigration …show more content…
Immigrants from every part of the world traveled to America bringing their culture, values, skills, and knowledge to America providing the necessary elements of becoming a diverse nation. Even those who were unskilled provided great contributions to America’s growth. People migrated to the United States as it was known to be the land of opportunity. People came here for jobs, better education, better government, stable economy and many more reasons. With the increase of laborers, many unwanted job positions were taken, and that helped with the growth of …show more content…
This was where immigrants were able to help. They filled the positions that were empty and worked to help provide for the nation. There was also a higher demand for food, so immigrants also helped to work in fields to grow crops. Without the help of immigrants, we probably would not have had the ability to generate revenue to fight our wars in the past, and would have potentially lost. Many people believe that immigrants were bad and were hurting America. This could be traced back to the “fat cat(I believe they was called this)” cartoon where they would not let new immigrants or refugees into the United States. The “fat cat’s” themselves were immigrants but didn’t want more immigrants to come. Now in more recent times, people believed that immigrants were bad because they are overpopulating the United States, taking all of our jobs, or they are trying to change the United States. These reasonings are untrue because immigrants helped shape America into what it is
In the years from 1860 through 1890, the prospect of a better life attracted nearly ten million immigrants who settled in cities around the United States. The growing number of industries produced demands for thousands of new workers and immigrants were seeking more economic opportunities. Most immigrants settled near each other’s own nationality and/or original village when in America.
The beginning of the immigration movement people came from all part of Europe looking for jobs and new opportunities over seas in the Americas. As immigrants, there were not many jobs that they could do, so many of them ended up in the mining and then later the manufacturing industries. The second industrial revolution played a big part in immigration for a few reasons. One, the invention of the steam boat. The steam boat made the travel much faster and a once long journey was made into a week. This trip was also much less costly for the immigrants and many travels back and forth between their countries and the United states (Immigration and American Experience). Two, the industrial revolution created many jobs in the United States for unskilled
There is no denying that immigration will always be a factor in the development of the United States. Whether it is due to religious beliefs, economic problems or even war in their native country, emigrants will always come to America with hopes of starting a new life in the “Land of the Free”. Fortunately, the people who do choose to legally migrate to America are generally motivated for success and well-educated. Even the immigrants who are not well educated are motivated to succeed, work hard and take jobs in areas where labor forces are low or jobs that a native-born American may not even consider, effectively making them a contributing member of society.
Immigration has always been a major part of America. In fact, without immigration the creation of America would not have been possible. The majority of immigrants came to America for religious freedom and economic opportunities. However, for the most part before the 1870’s most immigrants were Protestants from northern and western Europe. These immigrants often migrated to the United States as families and usually lived on farms with family or friends who had already migrated beforehand. A lot of immigrants came to America with a plan or goal in mind. They often had saved up money for the long immigration overseas, were skilled in a certain trade, or had already been educated at a high level. Sadly, this would not last. Immigration became so prominent in America between 1870 and 1900 that the foreign-born population of the United States had almost doubled. A lot of German and Irish Catholics had immigrated in the 1840’s and 1850’s, and more decided to immigrate after the Civil War. A portion of Americans were biased against Catholics. Thankfully, the Irish spoke English and the German Catholics reputation was improved because of their Protestant countrymen’s good reputation. However, their children often lacked any skill or education, but they were able to blend in quite well with the American society. More and more immigrants would migrate to the United States without any skill or education and on top of that they were usually poor. These immigrants were called “new” immigrants and they came from all over the world including Italy, Greece, Poland, Hungary, and Russia. However, you cannot blame immigrants for migrating to America. Many immigrants faced religious persecution in their home countries which pushed them away, otherwi...
America is known famously throughout the world with the nickname 'The melting pot.' The reason behind this is that America is extremely diverse and has many different people. Immigrants give America the chance to know the culture of many countries. They bring in their culture, religion, economic benefits, and ideology to America. I believe that the United States should allow legal immigrants from all over the world because they bring many benefits to it. Immigrants are a positive influence on United States of America.
Many immigrants came to America with many different reasons and share the same feeling. Jewish people were expunged from their homeland because of the long lasting, futile hatred between religions. The Chinese people fled from their mainland due to the upraising revolutions and the Opium war with the British. Lastly, the Japanese came to America because of the Meijin revolution that caused a lot of harness to the living of many Japanese in their home. They were all immigrated to America wishing to seek freedom, or better living conditions. The large community of different immigrants coming to America was also benefited the country’s economics because many immigrants were very skillful and their cost of labor we...
Immigration was viewed as wealth and growth. The United State was built and raised around immigration with blood, sweat, and tears , therefore, many people come to the U.S to seek out work, wealth, and working long hours that big owner give you cheap wages, that you couldn’t be able to live or even provide for your family.
Immigrants during this time period came to America seeking wealth for their family they had brought with them, or to send back to their families in their homeland. Whichever case it was immigrants spent the majority of their time working in the factories in hope for a better life than the one they gave up in coming to America. However, upon arriving immigrants soon realized that the home they left behind was not all that different than their new one. Immigrants came seeking the types of jobs that would give them Liberty and independence, leaving them only to find themselves just a working part in a large factory dependent on machines, rather than their own skills.
The spark in the number of immigrants entering the United States began in the late nineteen sixties to the early nineteen seventies. People came to the United States because the United Farm Workers movement got jobs to provided higher salaries, improved working conditions, health benefits, minimizing segregation within the work environment, retirement plans, and even formed a credit union specifically for farm workers and immigrants. These were all factors which contributed to the increase in immigrants in the United States. (As life began to improve for immigrants within the United States, others thought the same could happen to them). Many immigrants thought of this as an opportunity to form a new and improved lifestyle. To this day the number of immigrants continue to grow, and their lives increasingly improve.
Large amounts of immigrants from all over became attracted to the United States in the 19th and 20th century because of the fact that we had started expanding rapidly, new industries opened up which leads to more job openings; this time was called the Gilded Age. The immigrants coming to the United States realized they had a chance for a better life; they have the chance to start over and have a job. “While they endured harsh conditions during their time of service, as a result of their labors, they acquired ownership of small pieces of land that they could then work as independent yeoman farmers.” (Diner). Americans built bigger corporations, cities, and buildings; some people made fortunes and others created a new middle class and proved
Immigration has been a topic that has caused multiple discussions on why people migrate from one country to another, also how it affects both the migraters and the lands they go. Immigration is the movement from one location to another to live there permanently. This topic has been usually been associated with sociology to better explain how it affects people, cultures and societies. Sociology has three forms of thinking that are used to describe and analyze this topic. There are three forms of thinking that are used to tell and describe immigration to society; structural functionalist, symbolic interactionist, and conflict theory. Each of these theories uses different forms of thinking and rationality to describe and explain socio topics.
“What makes someone American isn 't just blood or birth, but allegiance to our founding principles and faith in the idea that anyone form anywhere can write the next chapter of our story” –Barack Obama. Immigration is flawed in the United Sates. Most North Americans have a feeling of hate towards immigrants from all over the world, because they think that immigrants are taking their jobs. The fact is that immigrants actually play a huge role in the economy and development of a country. The whole United States is built on immigrants. Throughout American history, millions of people around the world have left their home countries for a chance to start a new life in the U.S and they continue to emigrate. There are some theories as to why people
Immigration hasn’t always been seen as a bad thing in America, but as the years go on it continues to be seen in a darker light. Originally, America was founded as a promising immigrant state. It was a place to avoid religious persecution, famines, and most importantly as a place to start a new life for one’s self and family. People journeyed from all over the world to get a glimpse of life in this new world. Early on it was mostly Europeans that traveled across the Atlantic sea for freedom, but then came the Asians who helped build important infrastructure like railroads and roads. Today immigration is
Immigrant economically improve United. They came to the US and expanded the west and farm the land food help the growing population. They were also great for the businesses because they didn't go well and they did they didn't need to be paid as much last night we didn't new businesses with their skills From their Homeland which increase the economic activity.
Without the assistance of migrant impacts, the United States would be a one culture nation. Settlers have formed the way we [the United States] are today in the public eye. Diverse ethnicities brought distinctive games, nourishments, religions, occupations, training, and societies when they moved. Upon the landing, numerous Americans did not favor of the new rush of workers for all intents and purposes attacking into their nation; along these lines, specialists put many Acts and confinements that migrants needed to look by moving to America. Foreigners going to the United States cut a less demanding way for some subjects in the 1900s.