Reasons for immigrating
Couldn't survive in homeland
Thought their skills could help
They wanted better opportunities
Looked at the United States as a land of opportunity
Immigrants came to America and the ride was miserable
Machines replaced farmhands
Newcomers felt caught in between the old and new world
They worked hard to assimilate
The nativists wanted to have America stay immigrant free and be full of white people.
Some women worked as servants
Believed Skills could help
They came because the revolutions failed
Came from many different levels of society
Many moved west
What is immigration?
Immigration is when some people come to a foreign country and stay permanently.
First Wave vs. Second Wave