2 We Are All Immigrants!Immigrants: People who came here from other lands.Brought languages, cultures, beliefs, customs, hopes, and dreams.
3 Early AmericansAncestors 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 PolicyUnlimited immigrationNo criminals or diseased1880’s: Some restrictions added
6 History of U.S. Immigration Policy 1920’s: Quota EstablishedImmigration act of 1990:675,000 per yearPreference to relatives, valuable skillsRefugees not included