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History of American Immigration - Chapter Summary
This chapter is designed to build a greater understanding of the history of American immigration. Your students can examine immigration of ethnic, racial and religious groups, in addition to other lesson topics, like:
- Human migrations since 1500
- Interactions between different groups of immigrants in America
- U.S. immigration and religion during the time of the Great Awakenings
- Patterns of immigration during the late 1800s
Text and video lessons are used in this chapter. Each is accompanied by a short quiz for assessing how well the lesson information was understood. Progress through this chapter can be tracked on the dashboard. A feature is included which allows for the submission of questions to a Study.com expert.
1. The Migrations of Humans Since 1500
This lesson will explain human migration patterns since the 1500s. In doing so, it will highlight the forced migration, as well as the eras of colonization and persecution, industrialization, and 20th century migration.
2. History of U.S. Immigration: Racial, Ethnic & Religious Groups
The United States has a long and sometimes convoluted and violent history of immigration. The continued reasons for immigration, escape, opportunity and even adventure have helped to create the world's most diverse racial, ethnic and religious society.
3. Religion & U.S. Immigration During the Great Awakenings
The Great Awakenings in American history are periods of time in which various Christian denominations sought to expand their influence by spreading their spiritual message to new immigrants and territories.
4. Immigration Patterns in the Late 1800s
This lesson describes the immigration patterns of the late 1800s. Focusing on the new immigrants and birds of passage, it will highlight the hardships and discrimination these groups faced.
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Other chapters within the STAAR Social Studies - Grade 8: Test Prep & Practice course
- European Exploration & Colonization in America
- The Revolutionary Era
- Important People of the Revolutionary War
- Early American Government
- Jacksonian America
- Westward Expansion in America
- Sectionalism in the U.S.
- The American Civil War Era
- Famous Addresses of the American Civil War
- Significant Civil War Era Figures
- The Reconstruction Era After the American Civil War
- American Geography Overview
- Defining American Culture
- History of American Arts
- Principles of American Government
- Origin of Self-Government
- U.S. Supreme Court Cases & Decisions
- American Citizenship Overview
- American Political Parties & Interest Groups
- American Leadership & Contributions
- History of American Economics
- Impact of Science & Technology on American Society
- Social Studies Skills
- About the STARR Tests
- STAAR Social Studies - Grade 8 Flashcards