Waves of Immigration in America

Events

The first wave of European colonists began arriving

1700

Most of them came from England and northern Europe

The American Revolution

1776 - 1783

Immigrants registering at New York City’s Castle Garden reception center in 1866.

1866

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Irish and Germans to the United States

1950

The second wave

Millions of Asians and southern and eastern Europeans came

1965

The third wave

Immigrants from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean islands of the West Indies came

1970

The fourth and biggest wawe