2We Are All Immigrants!Immigrants: People who came here from other lands.Brought languages, cultures, beliefs, customs, hopes, and dreams.
3Early 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.
4Early 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.
5History 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
6History of U.S. Immigration Policy 1920’s: Quota EstablishedImmigration act of 1990:675,000 per yearPreference to relatives, valuable skillsRefugees not included