Immigration in the united states is divided into four eras: the colonial period, the mid-19th century, the start of the 20th century and post-1965 each era brought with it a different major group of immigrants and a different reason for immigrating. Germans had been migrating across the atlantic for two centuries, and during the peak period of mass migration (1820–1930) 59 million reached the united states flight from religious persecution first triggered emigration when german pietists from the southwestern part of the german territory were attracted by the promise of religious. By 1870 there were roughly 63,000 chinese in the united states popular sentiment in the us quickly turned against chinese immigrants, leading congress to ban further immigration with the 1882 chinese exclusion act. As time passed german immigration to america increased, people survived the great depression and during the 1920's and 1930's 500,000 german migrants entered the united states the nazi party assumed power in 1933 and triggered a significant exodus of jewish germans, scholars and scientists (such as albert einstein) as germans fled the coming.
German immigration to the united states german people are one of the largest groups who emigrated to the united states modernization caused a shift in traditional jobs leading many germans to leave the country during the late 19th century. By 1900, only 55 percent of philadelphia’s immigrants were german, but as the city was at that time the third-largest in the united states, there were more german-born residents than in traditionally identified german strongholds in buffalo, cincinnati, milwaukee, and st louis. Even as all this pro-german propaganda was delivered by the german-american press, german immigrants and german-americans also organized a nazi party in the united states this was authorized by the german “deputy führer,” rudolf hess, in 1933 when a german immigrant heinz spanknobel was appointed “führer” in the united states. Thus, as the number of immigrants rose in the 1880s and economic conditions in some areas worsened, congress began to pass immigration legislation the chinese exclusion act of 1882 and alien contract labor laws of 1885 and 1887 prohibited certain laborers from immigrating to the united states.
New york: humanity books, 2000comprehensive study of german immigrants in the united states, with sections on politics and nativism, german rural and urban communities, and german-speaking communities. The first german immigrants came to america to avoid the thirty years' war in germany, which started in 1618 ad due to religious conflict between protestants and catholics it is estimated that somewhere between 65,000 to 100,000 german-speakers emigrated into the united states during the colonial. It gave way to millions of immigrants and served as a site for the medical inspection of immigrants and determined if they were well enough to be in the united states today, it houses the statue of liberty on its ground in rememberance of the second wave of immigration. The influx of immigrants from 1870 to 1920 changed the united states from a mostly protestant nation into one of protestants, catholics, and jews many catholics and jews supported liberalizing trends within their religions to accommodate their faiths to their new american environment. Between 1820 and 1870 over seven and a half million german immigrants came to the united states—more than doubling the entire population of the country by 2010, their population grew to 498 million immigrants, reflecting a jump of 6 million people since 2000.
Immigration records, more popularly known as ship passenger arrival records, may provide evidence of a person's arrival in the united states, as well as foreign birthplace the national archives and records administration (nara) has immigration records for various ports for the years 1800-1959. Immigrants: german (escaping economic problems and seeking political freedom), british, irish (poverty and famine encouraged emigration) facts: -the roman catholic church was the single largest religious body in the united states by 1850. From the early 1800's to the beginning of world war ii, approximately 5 million polish immigrants came to the united states the poles fled their country for various reasons. Between 1876 and 1930, out of the 5 million immigrants who came to the united states, 4/5 were from the south, representing such regions as calabria, campania, abruzzi, molise, and sicily the majority (2/3 of the immigrant population) were farm laborers or laborers, or contadini. Over the past twenty years, an objective of united states immigration policy has been to reduce the number of illegal immigrants between 1870 and 1920, the federal government placed few restrictions on immigration primarily because it wanted to.
From 1820 to 1870, over seven and a half million immigrants came to the united states — more than the entire population of the country in 1810 nearly all of them came from northern and western europe — about a third from ireland and almost a third from germany. This was a significant new wave of immigrants: during the 1980s, 8 million immigrants came from latin america, a number nearly equal to the total figure of european immigrants who came to the united states from 1900 to 1910, when european immigration was at a high point. Immigration to the usa: 1820-1860 in the first half of the 19th century the united states was predominantly an agricultural country the main reason people decided to leave europe during this period was the possibility of acquiring cheap or free land. As the population of the united states exploded from 13 million to 63 million between 1830 and 1890, a second wave of immigrants landed in america the port of entry for the vast majority of these people was new york city.
Immigrants, 1870-1920 page 5 the figures on the following chart come from 1870 immigration records, when 387,203 immigrants entered the united states. From the first german to discover the new world of north america, to the vast immigration waves, the famous mayflower, germantown in philadelphia, the birth hour of santa claus, the history of steuben – these and many more stories await you. Many leave for europe and the united states and the 14th amendment to the us constitution is adopted, declaring all people of hispanic origin born in the united states as us citizens 1870.
Between 1900 and 1930, mexican immigration into the united states rose dramatically as cheap us labor was once again needed employers recruited mexicans to work in agriculture after chinese and japanese immigrants were excluded from working in the united states. In that same time zone, china had an immigration count of 9,657, india had 1,973, israel had 25,476 and japan came in with 46,250 immigrants living in the united states other countries include mexico, south america and the west indies having people relocate to the united states of america. Immigration facts pre-1880 immigration 1830 and 1860, approximately 2 million irish immigrants and 15 million german into the united states per year at 700,000, but, as in the past, exceptions are allowed for certain groups such as immediate relatives of us citizens in the year 2000, 849,807. Immigration into the united states was further curtailed by the onset of the great depression of the 1930’s during the depression years, more people emigrated from the united states than immigrated.
After long constituting the bulk of migration to the united states, european immigration has largely declined since 1960 following the end of communism in the 1990s, european arrivals slightly increased, but the population has more recently begun to shrink again.