Discuss an Asian, European, African or Latino American group discussed during lecture or in the readings that settled to what becomes the United States between 1780 and 1930. Discuss the historic structural push factor(s) that prompted the group to immigrate to the US. What were the cultural differences between Anglos living in the US and the people that were immigrating? Were the immigrant’s cultural differences a deficit or was the group able to acclimate themselves into the American fabric? What were the primary arguments for and against immigration during this time period? Did specific immigration laws or policies affect the groups socio-economic, educational, or political mobility?
Based on your research, in what ways did your immigrant group contribute in developing this country’s infrastructure?