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History Of German Immigration

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An Immigrant to the U.S. 1870-1920 As a German immigrant during the late 1800s, I came to the United States for a better future, mainly seeking opportunity for financial and religious freedoms. President Theodore Roosevelt thought the immigration of new people was awesome and was making America a “melting pot” (Vecoli, 1996). I fled my home country of Germany because of financial burden and disappointment with the government. Throughout this journal, I will explain some mental, physical, and social issues I experienced as I made America my new home. Upon arrival to the United States, there were groups of Americans that called themselves the “Know-Nothings” who believed they were much better people than us (German Immigration, 2004). My family,
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