Why Did Immigrants Move to the USA?

By:Miracle and Dayanara

Where did immigrants come from?

  • Ireland
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Italy
  • Austria-Hungary
  • Russia
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When did immigrants come to the USA?

Between 1880, and 1920

Why did immigrants come to America and why?

* came for a better way of life

*came searching for freedom

*came to escape from poverty

*came for good jobs and better homes

*thought that America would make them rich

Angel Island *

#The nickname of Angel Island is the Angel Island of the West.

#Many immigrants wrote important things on the Angel Island walls.

What did immigrants bring to America?

^ Unique languages

^ food

^ music

^ cultures

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What discrimination did immigrants face?

Greedy factory owners took advantage of immigrants to get cheap labor.

Immigrants had trouble with the language.

Sometimes jobs were hard to find and cities were crowded and dirty.