Italian Immigrants

By : Tyler

Why Did The Italian's Come To The United States

The Italian's came to the U.S.A because

of natural disasters, a volcano named Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried a town near Naples and then Mount Etna erupted, after that there was an earthquake and Tidal wave that swept through the straight of messina between Sicily and the Italian mainland killing more than 100,000 people in the city of Messina alone.

Also overpopulation was a problem as well as being ruled by the North and South.

What Are Some Of The Italian's Traditions?

Foods: They brought over Italian pizza and Spaghetti, they brought eggplants and tomato's too!

Music: The Italian's brought over the music Opera!

Some Italian Immigrants

Other Interesting Facts

Some Interesting Facts

The Italians were the most European immigrants that went to the United States. Italians dug tunnels, laid railroad tracks, constructed bridges and roads and built the first skyscrapers! 90 percent of New York workers were Italians!

Gnocchi Recipe

3 Cups of mashed potatoes

1 Cup of flour

2 Egg yolks

1/4 Cups Parmesan cheese


Turn hot potatoes on pastry board , work in flour, eggs and cheese with hands. Roll into ropes about as thick as the thumb. Cut into one inch lengths and press with the floured tines of fork. Drop dumplings into boiling water (salted). Boil until they float to the top then remove with slotted spoon. Serve with red marinara or pesto sauce and additional Parmesan cheese.