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German/Irish Immigration: The 1800's to the 1900's, and Now

Why Immigrate?

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Have you ever wondered why people choose to immigrate to another country? America in particular? If so, you've come to the right place! Below are some of the reasons to why people leave their homeland.

*More job and land opportunities

*To maintain culture

*The "American Dream" which promises life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

*Religious freedom

*Political freedom

*To be safe from war

*Job relocation

*Government (Communism and Capitalism)

*Avoid starvation

*Find adventure

*Escape dangerous family situations

*To be reunited with family members

*America has a good economy