Early American Immigration Summary

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Early American Immigration Summary & Analysis A Nation of Immigrants "America is a nation of immigrants." It has been said so often that it's almost become a cliché, but it is still indisputably true: The 2000 Census found that 99% of today's American population can trace its ancestry to origins across the sea—in Europe, Africa, or Asia. 7 Heavy immigration through four centuries of American history played a large part in driving the country's dramatic growth from a small backwater along the distant fringe of the British Empire to the world's richest economy and one of its most populous and diverse nation-states. "I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door" Americans have often found much to celebrate in their immigrant heritage. According to Thomas Paine—himself a very recent immigrant when he wrote the influential revolutionary pamphlet Common Sense in 1776—America's embrace of immigrants made it "the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe."
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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