German Immigrants (Immigration to the United States) by Lisa Trumbauer PDF

By Lisa Trumbauer

ISBN-10: 0816056838

ISBN-13: 9780816056835

ISBN-10: 1438103565

ISBN-13: 9781438103563

The us is actually a state of immigrants. Spanning the time from whilst the Europeans first got here to the hot global, this publication conveys the buzz of those tales to teenagers. It highlights the topics, humans, locations, and occasions that have been very important to every immigrant workforce.

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They kept improving their Henry Engelhard Steinway crafted piano designs, and their pianos using design techniques perfected by German immigrants. business flourished. E Steinway & Sons is still a thriving company. It makes about 5,000 pianos a year. Today, the Bausch & Lomb company is well-known for making contact lenses and other eye-care products. The company started back in 1853, when a German immigrant named John Jacob Bausch started a small eyeglass shop in Rochester, New York. Bausch came up with the idea of making frames for eyeglasses from plastic.

As more Germans arrived, the area around Philadelphia and Germantown was quickly being settled. Land for new farms and homes became scarce. Pennsylvania was not the only colony, though, and soon German immigrants were moving both north and south. North of Pennsylvania, some German immigrants settled in New Jersey, along the Raritan River. Some immigrants traveled as far north as Maine. The more northern colonies, however, such as Massachusetts, were not as easy to settle into as Pennsylvania. Settlers had been living in Massachusetts for much longer than they had been in Pennsylvania, so not much land was available.

One thing they sought was the unification of all the states of Germany into one country. Although this idea met with some approval, diplomats from Prussia and Austria were against it. A compromise was reached, and the German Confederation was established. It united 39 German states, not including Prussia and Austria. Austria was granted the right to oversee the new confederation. Prussia was granted lands in other German states. Conflict in America hile the German states and the rest of Europe were battling Napoleon, the United States had its own conflict, called the War of 1812.

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