Immigration In America
In the late 19th century and early 20th century, millions of immigrants entered into the United States of America. Many of these immigrants came to America because they face persecution in their homelands. The immigrants were promised a new land of prosperity, riches, and freedom from persecution. But when many arrived they found out that this was not true and many of them still faced persecution and struggled to make enough money to live and eat well.
Many of the immigrants had their own personal reasons to move to America, but there were some major push and pull factors that brought them here. One of the biggest push factors for them would be persecution. Persecution was a major problem especially for the People in Russia. In the movie An American Tale Fievel and his family had to leave Russian because they were sick and tiered of being tormented and having their things destroyed. The Jews were killed and bullied to the point where people had to leave their own country to seek safety and hopes of not being persecuted. There were also many pull factors to bring immigrants to America as well. Two of the pull factors that brought immigrants to America was that America had a booming economy and many wanted their shot at striking it rich. Another great pull factor would be that of freedom of religion. People could practice any religion they wanted and not get in trouble by the government or be punished for their beliefs.
Although the idea of the American dream seams really tantalizing and wonderful, it not always lived up to what it was thought to be. The Jewish immigrants from Russia mainly came to America to escape persecution for being Jewish, but that was not what would really happen. Many Jewish immigrants who came to America, such as Fievel and his family, still faced persecution from others simply because of their religion. The immigrants were also led to believe that there were many jobs and great living conditions,...