German Immigration to America
Push Factors, Journey and Treatment, and Contributions
There were many push factors in the German Immigration to America including, Wars, and Religious freedom, and protests. An example is in 1848 where German rebels who wanted all the German states to be unified under one Democracy created uprisings and faced persecution and arrest. Upon this around 10 thousand Germans fled to America to escape the punishment. The biggest push factor is the war and fighting were Catholic rulers tried to reinforce Catholicism, Germans began to protest because they wanted more religious freedom, like the United States where any citizen can pick what ever religion they want. As protests became more common, the Catholic rulers armed themselves for war. German states began to form alliances and the small states feared of attack and wanted to escape for more religious freedom so many fled, around 65 thousand fled to America. This is the biggest push factor because 65 thousand compared to 10 thousand is a lot more people to emigrate from one country.
Below is a picture of German Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, an island that used to handle new Immigrants
Journey and Treatment
Contributions to America
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