Coming To America

Land Of The Free

A Breath Of Fresh Air

Immigration to the United States peaked proportionally in the 1850s, with nearly a million German speakers emigrating to escape the effects of the abortive democratic Revolutions of 1848, to flee social or religious persecution, or simply to take advantage of the burgeoning American economy.

Immigrants in the American Revolution

Revolution was in the air in the 13 colonies long before the war was declared, and for years colonists actually fought British soldiers without the formal support of the

The Flood Begins

The stream of immigration to the United States remained as steady as international affairs permitted between 1790 and 1814, and it was never extensive enough to worry the original settlers much.