We based United States as a country of Immigrants. The firstgroup were the Native Americans, but then again white men slowly took overtheir lands and later on President Jackson prompt Congress to pass the RemovalAct — a bill created to force the Native Americans to leave the United States.According to U.
S news, United States has the highest permanent migrant in theworld with 1,051,000 in 2015 (U.S News & World Report). However, themajority percentage of the population in United States are Immigrants. Peoplewant to immigrate to the United States for many reasons.
Some immigrate becausethey received refugee status or to fulfill their dreams. Otherwise, Immigrationhas an effect on the American society and economy. The definition of immigrant is the actionof living eternally in a foreign country, which means all of those coming fromdifferent countries are immigrants. During the European colonial period, youhad immigrants from places such as Ireland, Germany, England, Netherlands,Latin (Low amount), and French (Low amount).
These were the main immigrationgroup of countries from the 19th century. German and Irish were the twolargest groups of immigrants to the United States. As statistics goes, themajority of immigrants were from Ireland and Germany. Between these two groups,the Irish were by far the largest. According to Library of Congress, itestimated that an average of 4.5 million Irish civilians arrived in Americanbetween 1820 and 1930, while the tragic in the 1840s — due to the Great Hungerin Ireland, leaving 1.
5 million dead (Immigration-Timeline) — the number ofimmigrants increased rapidly. Families having to leave theirrelatives, sons, mother, and father to pursue a better chance at life. One ofthe best film that I have watched that would represent this event amazinglywould be “Brooklyn (2015)”. As it isabout a young Iris immigrant Ellis Lace departs from Ireland and her mother tocome ashore to New York City, while the illness quickly spreads back home. However, through the strategy of the Great Famine, the Irishembraced effectively into American society and culture.
They lived in bothurban and rural areas, resolving the western frontier, and working as farmers.They built governmental machines in key areas like the metropolitan. Themachines were typically run by Democratic Party to help immigrants adapt intoAmerican society by providing them career opportunities and training. Then thereare the Germans, which I mentioned were the second largest group of immigrantsto the United States. They came to the United States seeking public affairs,freedom, and more countless economic opportunities than what they could findback home. Many of the Germans were also farmers like the Irish societies. Theydeveloped groundbreaking techniques such as crop rotation and soilpreservation. For other Germans, they create a stable living condition in themetropolitan areas while pursuing a high-level education, establishingmanufacturing initiatives, and having an income of a middle and upper class.
As a result, I consider United States a nation of immigrants.The United States success could not be possible without the generations ofimmigrants. Immigrant’s started/owned business, developed technologies andcompanies, created jobs, etc. We gather our thoughts and perspectives to createsomething more magnificent towards the society and economy. Therefore, there are two main differences that immigrants todayare different from those who arrived before. One is that the issue legal statuswas not an issue in the earlier stage of immigration.
In addition, they weretreated very different; less violent and aggressive than today. Second, as oftoday, majority of the immigrants sustain a high level of education in schooland professional qualification. The obvious match we can see is that theearlier immigrants were coming mostly from Europe, while the current immigrantsare from Latina America and Asia.