The United States Federal Government

2506 WordsMar 8, 201511 Pages
The United States federal government has one of the toughest jobs in the country. They are employed to rectify issues that seem to have no unblemished, concise answer. They have no way of making every one of the “320, 477, 300” American citizens satisfied, but that is exactly what their occupation entails (United States). The federal government officials are elected by those very citizens to accurately represent the multitude of voices in Congress and act accordingly. Is that even possible? Immigration is defined as the act of “com[ing] to a country of which one is not a native, usually for permanent residence” (Immigrate). This makes the process of immigration seem simple enough; however, the actual process is far from simple. The U.S. has a long history of immigration that began before the country existed. The migrating of Europeans to the North American colonies began when Christopher Columbus began his exploration of the world in attempt to discover a new, more efficient route to India. Eventually, word of the wealth being amassed by the Spanish empire spread through Europe and the British Empire began to partake. In 1607, the first colony, in what is now known as the United States of America, is created. (1. First Arrivals) Over the next 179 years, thousands, from the British Empire, would migrate and settle. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed and the United States was created. The next 239 years are marked by the drastic increase in
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