Old and New Immigrants in the US: Definition & Overview


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The old immigrants typically migrated to the United States from all of the following nations EXCEPT _____.

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1. What was a pull factor that drew immigrants to America?

2. Why did many Irish citizens immigrate to America in the mid-1800s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Immigration to the United States is segmented into two categories: old and new immigrants. To successfully pass this quiz, you'll need a good understanding of basic sociology and history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To gauge your knowledge on this topic, you will be quizzed on the following:

  • European origins of old immigrants
  • Pull factor that drew immigrants to America
  • Political efforts to restrict and loosen immigration policies

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify the catalyst for the mid-1800s Irish migration to America
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of immigration policy in the United States
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about immigration and why people purposefully relocated to the United States

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, be sure to review the accompanying lesson titled Old and New Immigrants in the US: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Push and pull factors of immigration
  • Era and origins of old immigrants
  • Challenges faced by the new immigrants
  • Causes of tension between new and old immigrants
  • Types of requirements and restrictions in America's former immigration policy