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Early American Immigration

Early American Immigration

Challenges & Opportunities

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Immigration: Era of Open Borders Teacher Pass


Teaching Immigration: Era of Open Borders Teacher Pass includes:

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  • Challenges & Opportunities
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Sample of Challenges & Opportunities


No, not that ninety-nine percent. 

As we point out in this module, 99% of all Americans today are either immigrants or the descendants of immigrants, and yet as a country, we're still struggling with the portrayal of immigrants are outsiders. In fact, most of the questions surrounding immigration in the 19th century are still with us today. For these reasons, you should take this opportunity to explore this topic in both a historical and contemporary context.