United States Of The Industrial Era

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During the Industrial Era, there were twelve million immigrants who longed for the idea of freedom and to live among the free. Many immigrants came to America to live their lifelong dream, but instead they realized that America was not as utopian as it seemed from afar. America had been a countryside agricultural nation and had transformed into an industrial, urban, fast paced life in the city. There was a sudden change from farms to factories in a matter of years. Immigrants traveling from all over the world to California, New York, Chicago, Florida, and New Jersey, made these cities become the most popular unauthorized populations in the United States of America. More than two-thirds of the immigrants landed in New York. Most of the immigrants came from either Ireland, Germany, or England. A big chuck of their people fleeted because of crops dying due to natural causes, not enough land or job for works, famine, or religious and political persecution. Since 1880 the number of foreign born immigrants increased to nearly 14 million. These immigrants had to work tremendously hard in order to receive a small paycheck in the end of the day to support themselves or their entire family. Rather than being received with welcoming arms, along with a wealthy lifestyle, these immigrants instead found themselves living in a vicious cycle of poverty.
The United States often made false promises about warm welcoming their immigrants. At the beginning of the Industrial Era, there
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