Remember, remember always, that all of us are descended from immigrants and .
The United States is a nation of immigrants as nobody is really from America. .
The earliest people were the Native Americans who came from Asia. The rest of the .
people are from Europe, Asia, Africa, Caribbean, South Central America, the islands of .
the Pacific and the Middle East came more towards the 18th century. United States had .
witnessed the transformation from American Indian to a rich array of ethnic and racial .
population. People from Europe began coming to America. Soon, all kinds of .
immigration began. The non-white community primarily black began to migrate south. .
At the centuries end, non- Hispanic whites accounted for less than 75% of the population. .
The minority population is comprised of nearly as many Hispanics as blacks, a surging .
number of Asians and a small but growing American Indian population. America's ethnic .
landscape also includes a rapid growing Arab population, a sizeable Jewish population .
and other ethic groups: African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asians .
and Pacific Islanders and Hispanics. .
There are the advantages and disadvantages to this immigration. Is there a right or .
wrong to this immigration? Does the United States welcome or fear these immigrants? Is .
it beneficial to the country and the world? Will immigration affect the U.S economy? I .
will be analyzing these points in this project. This is a political, social, economical and .
effects that I will be discussing. .
The reason for immigration to the United States in the period from the 18th .
century was quite clear. Land remained plentiful, and fairly cheap. Jobs were abundant, .
and labor was scarce and relatively dear. A decline in the birthrate as well as an in crease .
in industry and urbanization reinforced this situation. The United States, in the 19th .
century, remained a strong magnet to immigrants, with offers of jobs and land for farms.