When did Russian Immigrants come?
Today you will learn about the first Russians in the U.S.
When did Russian immigrants first Come ?
when the group came to the United States? Russians had claimed Alaska in 1741 which is now part of the USA. They later sold it to the US in 1867, many Russians that lived in Alaska moved either stayed there or moved to parts of California and Oregon. The first wave of Russian immigrants came in the half of the nineteenth century and twentieth century before WWI.
Why the group came to the United States?
Many Russians and Jews that lived in Russia came to america due to the Industrial revolution and the freedom that the USA provided. They also came because of the bad weather that was ruining the crops and was causing them to starve to death.
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?
There was no laws or policies on immigration until January 1, 1891 when the immigration act regulated regulated immigration and would inspect and deport immigrants that were unfit or sick to work. They started to tax immigrants 50 cents to come or land on Ellis Islands. In the 1940’s the Alien Registration Act required the registration and fingerprints of adult aliens/ immigrants that came to the United States.