Mass Migration to America During the 19th Century

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This essay will address the reasons as to why there was mass migration to the United States of America during the nineteenth century. As for this topic, the reasons for the mass migration was due to industrialisation and employment and living standards, and thus many migrants traveled to America with the hope of a better life. By saying that the reasons for the mass migration are primarily due to industrialisation and employment and living standards, it is important to emphasize that the migrants’ destination of America was better than remaining in their origin country. With all of this considered, this essay will examine the roles of industrialisation and employment and living standard in the decision to migrate to the United Sates of America during the nineteenth century. The potential reach of this essay needs to be specified at the outset by identifying the migrants, whom traveled to America. In the nineteenth century, the type of migrants can be broken into two periods, the early part of the century, and the later half of the century. In the first half of the century, the migrants were primarily farmers and artisans from rural areas, who traveled with family, and intended to acquire land and settle permanently, whereas, in contrast, the migrants from the later half of the century were drawn from urban areas with nonagricultural occupations, yet, in comparison, all the migrants were typically unskilled and young, whom had limited schooling and training (Hatton,
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