Immigration to the United States:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/learn/features/immig/introduction.html – links to various immigrant groups are the pictures on the left column. Includes a cookbook (click the potluck) link with recipes and stories from people around the U.S.
http://library.thinkquest.org/20619/Intro.html – Learn about several groups who immigrated to the United States (English, Italian, Irish, Chinese, Africans, German, Japanese and Jewish).
http://www.cis.org/ – The Center for Immigration Studies conducts research and provides policy analysis of the economic, social, demographic, fiscal, and other impacts of immigration on the United States.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/cea/cea_immigration_062007.pdf – Document explaining government’s view of current immigration.
http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/histcensus/ – Search for historical information from past US Census reports.
http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html – Use the US Census population clock to learn the current estimates of the population and the demographics.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/print/us.html – The World Fact Book with current information about the population of the U.S.
http://www.ellisisland.org/ – Search for a specific passenger, read stories from immigrants, attempt to pass the citizenship test and more at this site.
http://www.ellisislandimmigrants.org/ – read about the history of Ellis Island, search for an ancestor, access records from other countries, and view the Ellis Island timeline.
|Origin||Time Frame||How Many?|
|Germany||1840-80||~ 4 million|
|Holland, Norway & Sweden||1870-1900||~ 1.5 million|
|Poland||1880-1920||~ 1 million|
|Eastern Europe (Jews)||1880-1920||~ 2.5 million|
|Austria, Czechaslovakia, Hungary||1880-1920||~ 4 million|
|Italy||1880-1920||~ 4.5 million|
|Cuba,Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica||1960-1980||~ 1,600,000|
|Viet Nam||1970-1980||~ 500,000|