Explore a world map or timeline for waves of migration and immigration.
Common Experiences/Common Ground utilizes personal immigration and migration experiences to illustrate similarities in structural forces leading to immigration or migration, the journey to America, and the process of adapting to life in a new land. Major topics under this theme include the search for freedom, the acculturation process, sojourner mentality, opportunities for new immigrants, and overall trends in racial and ethnic migration patterns.
Immigrants are a mainstay of the American labor force, serve in the military, and contribute to the economy on an everyday basis. Immigrants have also made extraordinary discoveries and created inventions that have enhanced and improved our lives.
Last updated: January 18, 2017