Immigration Factors

Keiara Andrews, Hunter Huckabee

The Homestead Act

In 1841 the government of America passed an act that allowed people to purchase 160 acres of land for a very small price. A further act passed in 1862 divided 2.5 million acres of Plains land into sections or homesteads of 160 acres. People could now claim 160 acres of land. The only requirement on their part was that they paid a small administration charge and built a house and lived on the land for at least 5 years.

Industrial Revolution Effect

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. iron production processes improved efficiency of water power the increasing use of steam power the development of machine tools and the rise of the factory system. And immigrant's were the best people to work because they work for cheap and made it easier to hire more because they were looked down on because american's were losing there jobs because of immigrant's.

Klondike Gold Rush

The Klondike Gold Rush was the migration of prospectors or people looking for gold to the Klondike region in Canada's Yukon Territory in 1896 to 1899. it was estimated that over 100,000 prospectors travel away from home in search of gold.

Transcontinental Railroad

In 1862 President Lincoln pasted the Pacific Railroad Act. This act created the Transcontinental Railroad. The goal of the Transcontinental Railroad was to connect the east and west coast of the United States, for faster transportation and good delivery.
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The Lure of Life in America

From 1880 to 1920 America experinced a major wave of immigrants. People from Asia, China, Europe, Germany and possibly more traveled to America looking for economic opportunities or religious freedom.
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