German and Scandinavian Immigration
By Bailey Schaefer
Over the past few weeks, public land here in America, only costing $1.25 an acre has attracted thousands of Scandinavians. The government had passed the Swedish Law of 1768, which restricted the right to emigrate. This caused growing poverty; therefore, officials cancelled this law. Preachers are now warning church members about leaving Scandinavia. Scandinavians are starting to settle in the Midwest, mostly Minnesota and Wisconsin. Many are settling here because it is like their homeland. Many Scandinavians are becoming farmers because they already have the knowledge of how to grow crops on the land.