America is

Multi-Racial

America is Multi-Racial

In the late 1800s, people in many parts of the world decided to leave their homes and immigrate to the United States. Fleeing crop failure, land and job shortages, rising taxes, and famine, many came to the U. S. because it was perceived as the land of economic opportunity. Others came seeking personal freedom or relief from political and religious persecution. With hope for a brighter future, nearly 12 million immigrants arrived in the United States between 1870 and 1900. During the 1870s and 1880s, the vast majority of these people were from Germany, Ireland, and England--the principal sources of immigration before the Civil War.

Historical Evidence

Angel Island

From January 21, 1910 – November 5, 1940,[3] Angel Island was an immigration station where immigrants entering the United States were detained and interrogated. It was the island that held hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the majority from China. Majority of the immigrants that traveled through Angel Island were from Asian countries, such as China, Japan, and India.This island was a big involvement in america being multi-racial by bringing in the Asian side of the world.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island was a big benefactor in the immigration and multi-racial aspect in the united states. The most of the people it immigrated was people from Southern and Eastern Europe. In 1910 484,000 arrived from Eastern Europe alone. From 1900 to 1914, 5,000 to 10,000 people passed through the immigration station every day.

Mexican Immigration

In the course of 1850 and 1880, 55 thousand Mexican workers immigrated to the U.S. and found themselves in areas which had just recently belonged to Mexico; 63 percent in Texas, 13.7 in California. As of 2012, Hispanics and Latinos make up about 17% of the total U.S. population. The state with the largest Hispanic and Latino population overall is California with over 14 million Hispanics and Latinos.

Visual Representation

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Work Cited

History.com Staff. "Ellis Island." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 01 Jan. 2009. Web. 15 May 2016.



"Mexico–United States Border." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 May 2016.



"Angel Island SP." Angel Island SP. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2016.

Matthew Hart

Teacher: Mrs Sandoval

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