Immigration & Citizenship

Coming to America

Immigrant: A person who travels to another country in order to live and work there.

Immigration to America began hundreds of years ago, the moment those famous explorers set foot in the “new world” and set up colonies. A lot has happened since then! The colonies grew bigger and eventually started their own country. (Maybe you’ve heard of it… It’s called the United States of America.)

The U.S. was pretty amazing, so more people came, and more people, and more …  There’s a reason why America is sometimes called a “melting pot.” Over the years, Americans have come from everywhere!

Check out the link to learn why five kids and their families left their homelands and what it's like to be a newcomer in America.

Response Question: 

Choose one immigrant’s story. Why did this person’s family decide to move to the United States?

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