Reasons for immigrating
Irish - potato famine
For a better life
The amount of farmland was shrinking
Machines were replacing farmhand
Felt the new immigrants will take jobs away from nativists
Nativists didn't like immigrants
They spoke English
People came because of their economy
Southern and Eastern Europe
Italy, Poland, Russia, Greece
Catholics and Jewish
What is immigration?
Is an action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country.
The Germans are Germanic people,originally part of the Holy Roman Empire.
First wave vs.
They both had different people; The first wave had Catholics and Jewish people ,the second wave had protestants.