United States in the 1920's

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US has been a very attractive place for the immigrants ever since its early history. But these reasons have kept on changing from time to time. Initially the main reason for immigration during the early periods 1830-1890 was the fact that land remained plentiful, and fairly cheap. There were plenty of jobs available for everyone. The labor was rare in those days just as today which attracted huge inflows of immigrants from all around the world.
Remember, remember always, that all of us... are descended from immigrants and revolutionists. [Franklin D. Roosevelt]

Other factors that increased and reinforced this inflow were the decline in the birthrate as well as an increase in industry and urbanization in the United States. The United States, in the 19th Century, remained a strong magnet to immigrants, with offers of jobs and land for farms. Earlier immigrants considered that in America, the streets were, "paved with gold," and at the same time as well as offerings of religious and political freedom. A German immigrant to Missouri wrote home about: "[The] abundance of overbearing soldiers, haughty clergymen, and inquisitive tax collectors..."
During the years 1890-1924 the reasons for the immigration had a change from the past trends. The kinds of immigrants also changed. Jews came for religious freedom, Italians and Asians came for work and Russians came to escape persecution from the powers in their home country. The reason that America had jobs was still prevalent in this period. America had religious freedom for the many people around those who were facing tyrannical situations from their respective countries. All these reasons were the cornerstone of the fact that America was called the “Land of Opportunities”.
The Immigrants to the U.S. during 1870 – 1920s
There were mainly the Irish and British who immigrated to America during this time period. The…...

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