United States Immigration

Report
United States
Immigration
The Four Waves
What is Immigration?
•Immigration is to come
into.
•Emigration is when you
exit a country for
another.
Four Waves
•Immigrants came to
America in 4 waves, or
phases.
•A wave is a period of
time.
First Wave: 1607-1820
•Less than 1 million
immigrants
•Mostly English, Germans,
and Africans.
Second Wave: 1820-1890
• Larger number of people immigrating.
• German, Irish, Scandanavians,
Chinese.
• Settle all over the U.S. (North,
Midwest, West)
• As technology improves (steamship)
more immigrants.
Third Wave: 1890-1930
(what we’re studying!!!!!!!!!)
• 2nd largest wave in U.S. history.
Many immigrants in a short period of
time.
• Europeans: Italians, Irish, Russians,
Polish, Germans, etc.
• Settle and spread all over the United
States.
• Third wave has a HUGE impact on the
America we know today.
Fourth wave: 1930present
• Largest wave of immigrants
(became large in the 1960s)
• Latin countries (Mexico, Cuba,
etc.) and Asian countries
(Japan, Vietnam, etc)

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