manifest destiny and immigration
home stead act
signed into law by president Lincoln on May 20, 1862, the Homestead Act encouraged Western migration by providing settlers 160 acres of public land. In exchange, homesteaders paid a small filing fee and were required to complete five years of continuous residence before receiving ownership of the land
the economic decline was hitting the lower class in Europe hard, people were struggling to stay alive. around the 18th century Europe was in extreme decline due to a failing government. this lead people to rush in to America.
the new life
in the 18th century America was looking like a golden opportunity to many people around the world. they were hearing of the good life and new opportunity of life in the U.S. most of the immigrants were poor people seeking a new life.