ENGL-1301Final Project: Research Paper

Final Project: Research Paper

Due:  Monday Dec 7th, 2020.

You will not be able to access the drop box after December 7th 11:30 PM. Any late work will get a Zero.

Length of the paper to be turned in online: 5 pages and not less than FIVE pages on the content assigned. The title page and Work Citation pages ARE NOT included in this page count.

Topic: History of IMMIGRATION in the USA.

Topic Dimensions:

  • Immigrant groups

o             Germans

o             South Asians

o             Irish

o             Mideastern

o             Asians

  • Immigration Eras

o             Waves of Immigration

o             https://sites.google.com/site/paulcunneen/home/us-history-1/immigrationunitoutline/4-waves-of-immigration

o             https://immigrationtounitedstates.org/603-immigration-waves.html

o             https://www.prb.org/us-migration-trends/

o             https://www.history.com/topics/immigration/u-s-immigration-before-1965


  • Causes of immigration:

o             Economic-  Job and wages https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/rise-to-world-power/1920s-america/a/transformation-and-backlash-cnx

o             Political

o             Cultural    https://www.nap.edu/read/5779/chapter/10

o             https://www.boundless.com/blog/roaring-20s/

o             https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5794227/

  • Types of immigrant

o             Illegal immigrants

o             Advantages v Disadvantages

o             Laws

  • Effect on the

o             US Economy- jobs and wages

o             US politics

o             US Culture  https://www.iwm.at/transit-online/the-impact-of-immigration-on-american-society/

  • Future and Effects of Immigration in the USA

o             https://www.brookings.edu/research/a-dozen-facts-about-immigration/

Why did German immigrants come to America?

In the middle half of the nineteenth century, more than one-half of the population of Ireland emigrated to the United States. So did an equal number of Germans. Most of them came because of civil unrest, severe unemployment or almost inconceivable hardships at home.


What problems did German immigrants face in America?

German-language books were burned, and Americans who spoke German were threatened with violence or boycotts. German-language classes, until then a common part of the public-school curriculum, were discontinued and, in many areas, outlawed entirely.


What is the most German city in America?

city of New Ulm

The city of New Ulm calls itself “the most German town in America.” New Ulm was founded by two groups of German immigrants in the mid-1850s, both looking to create a “Utopian German community.” Today, 66% of its residents claim German ancestry. Aug 7, 2016


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