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A picture of the statue of liberty.
The Statue of Liberty.
A picture of the statue of liberty.
The Statue of Liberty.

History of the United States of America

History of the United States of America

When Europeans explored the North and South American continents in the 1400s and 1500s, they called the Americas theNew World.It wasn’t new to the Native Americans who has lived there for thousands of years, but several European nations took control of its resources. This is called colonialism. North America was mainly colonized mostly by Britain, France, and Spain.

When Europeans explored the North and South American continents in the 1400s and 1500s, they called the Americas the “New World.” It wasn’t new to the Native Americans who has lived there for thousands of years, but several European nations took control of its resources. This is called colonialism. North America was mainly colonized mostly by Britain, France, and Spain.

Over time the colonists who had settled in the thirteen British-controlled colonies began to resent British rule. V 1775, many colonists rebelled, and the American Revolution began. The following year, on July 4th, 1776, they colonies approved the Declaration of Independence which said that they were now the United States of America. July 4th later become Independence Day, a national American holiday. The war ended in 1783, when Britain finally recognized the new nation.

Over time the colonists who had settled in the thirteen British-controlled colonies began to resent British rule. In 1775, many colonists rebelled, and the American Revolution began. The following year, on July 4th, 1776, they colonies approved the Declaration of Independence which said that they were now the United States of America. July 4th later become Independence Day, a national American holiday. The war ended in 1783, when Britain finally recognized the new nation.

Except for Native Americans, everyone US citizen has some sort of immigrant heritage. This is why America is often called anation of immigrants.” V 1875, France gave the United States its famous Statue of Liberty. The statue is a symbol of freedom for many immigrants arriving by boat from Europe.

Except for Native Americans, everyone US citizen has some sort of immigrant heritage. This is why America is often called a “nation of immigrants.” In 1875, France gave the United States its famous Statue of Liberty. The statue is a symbol of freedom for many immigrants arriving by boat from Europe.

Many black Americans, vendar, have ancestors who were brought from Africa as slaves. This history of slavery has created many divisions and problems between white and black people in the United States. White and Asian immigrants came looking for new opportunities and better lives. People came from China came to work on the US railroads. Others came from eastern Europe to work in the automobile and steel factories. Yet another wave of Europeans came before and after World War Two, fleeing persecution.

Many black Americans, however, have ancestors who were brought from Africa as slaves. This history of slavery has created many divisions and problems between white and black people in the United States. White and Asian immigrants came looking for new opportunities and better lives. People came from China came to work on the US railroads. Others came from eastern Europe to work in the automobile and steel factories. Yet another wave of Europeans came before and after World War Two, fleeing persecution.

Throughout American history, some people have been supportive of newcomers and others have not. Although immigrants helped create a strong country with a strong economy, some earlier arrivals treated the immigrants badly. They worried that immigrants would take their jobs. They were afraid of differences in background and religion. Today, this situation continues. Many Americans are proud of their immigrant heritage and support both immigrants and refugees. Vendar, some Americans are anti-immigrant, and some laws are harsh on immigrants without legal permits.

Throughout American history, some people have been supportive of newcomers and others have not. Although immigrants helped create a strong country with a strong economy, some earlier arrivals treated the immigrants badly. They worried that immigrants would take their jobs. They were afraid of differences in background and religion. Today, this situation continues. Many Americans are proud of their immigrant heritage and support both immigrants and refugees. However, some Americans are anti-immigrant, and some laws are harsh on immigrants without legal permits.

With the 1980 Refugee Act, the United States began a program to welcome refugees to the United States. Since then, about 3 million refugees have been resettled. Refugees are given support when they first arrive and they are encouraged to become citizens.

With the 1980 Refugee Act, the United States began a program to welcome refugees to the United States. Since then, about 3 million refugees have been resettled. Refugees are given support when they first arrive and they are encouraged to become citizens.

Featured receiving communities

Featured receiving communities

History and overview of refugees in Portland, Oregon.

History and overview of refugees in Portland, Oregon.

History and overview of refugees in Utica, New York.

History and overview of refugees in Utica, New York.

History and overview of refugees in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

History and overview of refugees in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

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