Why do immigrants come to the u.s.?

Answer The United States is a nation of immigrants. From the English settlers of the 17th century to contemporary immigrants from Asia and Latin America, immigrants have come to the U.S. for various reaso... Read More »

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Why did German immigrants come to the U.S.?

The 19th century was a great period of emigration for Germany. What we now call Germany was originally a loose federation of states with a common-based language.BeginningsAccording to the American ... Read More »

Why did Italian immigrants come to America?

Italians make up the largest immigrant group to the United States during the 19th and 20th century. Many Italians traveled to the United States for opportunities not available in the Old World.Immi... Read More »

Why did Russian immigrants come to America?

In 1680 Stephan Farffler, a German watchmaker who had lost the use of his legs, needed a way to go to church. After many trials, he came up with what we now call the tricycle. It had levers and gea... Read More »

How many immigrants come into the U.S. per year?

There are nearly half a million new immigrants to the United States every year. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Immigration Statistics, in 2006, 447,000 immigrants... Read More »