The Story of U.S.
Pathway 4: Migration of Boat People by Ken Nomura
The Type of Migration
Historical Details About the “Wave” of Migration
The boat people were pushed out of their country because of political oppression, poverty, and continued war.
They were pulled toward the United States because of the economic opportunities and the hope for a better life. U.S. had a democracy government and also offered social freedom.
The pull of economic opportunity in the U.S. was a greater motivation for the boat people than the push of political persecution.
Consequences of Migration
U.S. Attitudes Towards Boat People
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