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Immigration and Citizenship American Civics 9. We Are All Immigrants!  Immigrants: People who came here from other lands. Brought languages, cultures,

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1 Immigration and Citizenship American Civics 9

2 We Are All Immigrants!  Immigrants: People who came here from other lands. Brought languages, cultures, beliefs, customs, hopes, and dreams.

3 Early Americans  Ancestors of Native Americans came between 12,000-60,000 years ago from Siberia.  Moved to North, Central and South America.  Vikings came and left.  Spanish settled in Mexico, Central and South America, California, Florida, Texas and the S.W. United States.

4 Early Americans  13 original colonies were settled by England.  Germans settled Pennsylvania.  Dutch settled along the Hudson.  Swedish settled in New Jersey, Delaware.  Africans settled the South as slaves.

5 History of U.S. Immigration Policy Early years= struggle to survive. Immigrants welcomed- workers needed. Early 1800’s: Open Shore Policy Unlimited immigration No criminals or diseased 1880’s: Some restrictions added

6 History of U.S. Immigration Policy  1920’s: Quota Established  Immigration act of 1990: 675,000 per year Preference to relatives, valuable skills Refugees not included

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