Immigration to America

Immigration to - :An :An Overview colonialAmerica (bothEnglishandIrish) agreeingto

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Immigration to America: An  Immigration to America: An  Overview Overview
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1. The Colonial Period 1. The Colonial Period Four Major Waves of Immigration The Colonial period with mostly the English migrating to  colonial America.     Almost half couldn’t afford to pay their way here so they  (both English and Irish) came as indentured servants,  agreeing to work about 4 years to those who paid their  way to America. Some indentured servants had been convicts who were  given the option of going to America or going to jail.
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2. Early to Mid-19 2. Early to Mid-19 th th  Century  Century Mostly male unskilled Chinese laborers migrated to California and western states (1820- 1848) to work in mines, on railroads and to develop farmland. European immigrants were mostly from northern Europe – Ireland (including Ulster Scotts),  Germany, Scandinavia – first started immigrating in the 18 th  century.   The Great Irish Famine (1845-1852) prompted hundreds of thousands of Irish to emigrate to  the United States and Canada.   Germans made up the largest group of immigrants during this period, peaking in 1850.  They  were first identified as Bavarians, Prussians, Saxons and by other provincial names.   Emigrated because of high taxation as well as the German Revolution of 1848. Large numbers of Scandinavians from Sweden, Norway and Denmark arrived in America 
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course HISTORY 101 taught by Professor Hives during the Fall '07 term at Temple.

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Immigration to - :An :An Overview colonialAmerica (bothEnglishandIrish) agreeingto

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