Germany, Great Britain, and Ireland immigrants were some of the first immigrants to come into America during the early 1800's. These immigrants came to escape their unstable home lands.
What is a famine?
Famine- drastic and wide reaching food shortage. The Irish famine lasted almost five years, and almost one million Irish died from starvation.
Norway and Sweden immigrants came from European.
Second great immigration wave came in 1880's- Italians, Polish, and Hungarians came to seeking economic opportunity.
China- segregation continued and in 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act made it illegal for Chinese to come into America and those living in America could not become citizens.
Why did the Eastern European Jews immigrate to America?
To escape religious persecution.
By 1920 half of the Jewish population lived in New York City.
Most immigrants traveled to America on ships.
How did most of the immigrants live their lives?