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HERITAGE EXPLORATION
CYBERCAMP

IMMIGRATION AND ITS RESULTS

The American Immigration Home Page is full of information about people who came to America over the last three hundred years. Skim over the pages and answer the questions below. See also the stories about immigrants On the Lower East Side and the Historical Immigration Pictures.

  1. From which countries did people emigrate between 1607 and 1890? What caused the majority of them to immigrate to America?
  2. Did similar factors draw African Americans from the rural South to the urban North?
  3. How were newcomers treated by Americans who were already in the area?
  4. What job opportunities did newcomers have?
  5. Did newcomers try to blend in (assimilate) or were they content to remain separate?
  6. How do you feel about new people who move into your neighborhood or come to your school?

Exercises
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