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America was seen as a place where an individual could start over with an equal chance of success or failure, no matter what country he or she came from.
This proved to be true for Irish Immigrants, German-American Immigrants, English and black immigrants that came to America.
The English were escaping from the tyranny of their mother country in hopes of economic freedom and religious tolerance.
After arriving in America the English remained under the mother country's rule, however, seizing the opportunity to establish their own government, the colonists rebelled against England.
Thus the early English immigrants gained their freedom through the revolutionary war and established government upon their own terms. immigration laws allow for approximately 800,000 people to settle in the U. Another 55,000 are admitted under the diversity lottery begun in 1990.
The English were the least persecuted group of immigrants compared to that of the Irish, German and black.
The reasons for immigration to the "land of opportunity" called America in the early years of our country are clear.
America offered jobs, fruitful and expansive land and freedom from persecution.