English Immigrants

English 3 Honors-Losh

Keys To Hit

  • When the group came to the United States
  • Why the group came to the United States
  • How the group got to the United States
  • What US immigration laws or policies were in effect at the time of the group's migration
  • How many members of their group came to the United States
  • How the United States' population received and/or treated the group
  • Where the group settled
  • Jobs the group typically found
  • Contributions the group made to the United States and its culture
  • Influence the group had on their homelands as a result of its migration

English Immigrants Settle in U.S

English immigrants came to America in the 18th century. There are various reasons for English immigrants to migrate to America. One reason was to start a new life. Many of the immigrants that settled South were single men who were 2nd or 3rd child. Resources and gold was another reason for immigrants to settle in America. Joint-Stock Companies, churches and the King of Britain paid for immigrants to migrate and settle in America. The King gave charters to settlers to expand his kingdom. Joint-Stock Companies such as the London Company wanted profit from the land in hopes of finding gold. Churches sent immigrants to expand their religion and faith. Some immigrants were able to get to America by boats.
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Laws and Acts During Immigration At The Time

The Naturalization Act 1790

The Naturalization Act 1795

The Steerage Act 1819

Expatriation Act of 1870

The Naturalization Act 1870

These Are Some of the Laws That were put in place for this particular demographic

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How many members of their group came to the United States?

In 1830 around 15,000 people sailed from English ports to North America. By 1842 this had reached 200,000, which accounted for more than a half of all emigrants leaving from Europe at the time.

How the United State population received and/or treated the group?

Even as most Americans celebrate their heritage and identity as a "nation of immigrants", there is deep ambivalence about future immigration. There is a strong base of support for continued immigration as a necessary ingredient for economic growth and as an essential element of a society among many Americans. Almost 60 million people more than 1/5 of the total population of the United States are immigrants or the children of immigrants. For most of this community, immigration is not an abstract idea but a means of family reunification and an affirmation that they are part of the "American dream".
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Where the group settled?

The first phase of British (mainly English) settlement in the North American colonies was centered on Virginia and New England, to be followed by Maryland, the Carolinas, and Pennsylvania. After the transfer of the Dutch colonies to British rule, British immigration developed in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.
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What Jobs Could English Immigrants Find?

Before 1875, there were few restrictions on immigration to America. One reason was economics. The abolition of slavery and the Industrial Revolution had created a demand for cheap labor to work in factories and coal mines. Chinese workers were brought in to build railroads, including the Transcontinental route, which linked the east and west coasts in 1869. Many Americans also feared that a large pool of immigrant workers would drive down wages. Immigration from Europe continued unabated over the next four decades. In 1907, more than a million immigrants passed through Ellis Island in New York, while Angel Island in San Francisco served as the main entry point on the West Coast.
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Citations


"British Immigrants." Immigration to the United States. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

N.p., n.d. Web.

"Immigrants in the Progressive Era - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress." Immigrants in the Progressive Era - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.

"English Americans." English Americans. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.





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