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Chapter 1, Lesson 2: A Land of Immigrants (pp. 12-16)

I. America's Many People

II. Why People Came

    A. Many immigrants came to America because life in their home countries was too difficult and they wished to start a new life.

    B. People came to America for a variety of reasons.

III. The Trip to America
    A. The trip to America was long and difficult for most immigrants.

    B. Millions of immigrants crossed the Atlantic Ocean by ship to come to America. Others came by train over land.

    C. All immigrants faced the uncertainty of starting a new life in a strange land.

IV. Life in a New Country
    A. Many immigrants who came to America settled in the cities.

    B. Immigrants brought a variety of languages, beliefs, and customs to America.

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