AKA the "Know Nothings"
Only wanted people like themselves in the US
Immigrants from all over the world came to the Us
Only few of the immigrants knew English
Came for all sorts of reasons like job opportunities and many more
The second wave happened from 1850-1900
What is immigration?
Immigration is the action of moving to a foreign country to live permanently form you home country.
The first wave consisted of Irish and German immigrants
Most of the Irish came because of the potato famine in Ireland
The Germans fled to the US because of failed revolutions against their harsh rulers
The first wave happened from 1800-1850
Reasons for immigrating
More job opportunities
Cheap land in the US is for sale
1st wave vs. 2nd wave
More immigrants knew English in the first wave thenr the second wave
First wave immigrants only came from Ireland and some parts of Europe and second wave immigrants came from around the globe