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    First Immigration Wave

    This is when the first major wave of immigration into the U.S. started. This wave of immigration lasted until 1820. There were many different types of people coming for many different economical, political, and cultural reasons. A fun fact is that 1 out of 10 immigrants would die on the travel to the U.S. from starvation, disease, and shipwreck. Also english settlers comprised 60% of the U.S. population during this time.
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    Second Immigration Wave

    Immigrants came for new opportunities because in Europe, peasants displaced from agriculture and artisans were made jobless from the industrial revolution. Some immigrants received “American Letters” which were encouraging friends and relatives to join them in America. Some fun facts are that -The Roman Catholic church was the single largest religious body in the United States by 1850.
    -Steamships and railroad companies recruited immigrants as customers.
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    Third Immigration Wave

    Immigrants came over to America for more job opportunities and freedom of religion.
    Fun Facts:
    -Over half of the operatives in steel, meat-packing, and mining were made up of immigrants.
    -In the 1910 census, foreign-born residents made up 15 percent of the U.S. population and 24 percent of the U.S. labor force. -By 1914, 1.2 million immigrants had entered the United States.
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    Fourth Immigration Wave

    A new law that altered the selection of immigrants from the country they were from, to giving priority to people who already had family in the United States or had skills that were needed in the labor market. FACTS:
    -In the 1980s and early 1990s, Asians made up about one-third of the immigrants entering America
    -Hispanics made up about one-half of the number of immigrants in the 1980s and early 1990s.
    -In the 1970s, Europeans made up less than 20 percent of the immigrants entering America and o