Immigration to the United States

Abbi Zalucky

During the 19th century, over 16 million immigrants coming from all over the world migrated to the United States in search of a better life. This immigration struck nativism in many people who believed that they were there first and new people weren't needed. Also during this time all immigrants faced numerous hardships such as speaking a different language, different beliefs systems and customs. Now we consider the United States a metaphorical "melting pot" because our country is made up of so many other nations ways of life that over this period of time we have assimilated making our society today extremely culturally diffused.

This project taught me just how important immigration really is. If immigration never occurred our country and way of life would be drastically different. I also learned a lot about my family history and it was pretty cool getting to hear all the stories from everyone.