PUSH/PULL FACTORS: Groups of immigrants came for a variety of religious, political, and economic reasons.
IMMIGRANTS: English, Scots, Scots-Irish, Germans (migrated to Pennsylvania for religious freedom), Dutch, French, Spanish (migrated to Florida and southwest for Christian converts), Puritans (migrated to Massachusetts to establish a community restricted to members of their faith)
-Starvation, disease, and shipwreck killed 1 in 10 of those immigrants who set sail for America before they even set foot on land.
-English settlers comprised 60 percent of the U.S. citizenry in 1790 (the year of the first U.S. population census).
-A large amount of white immigrants (one-third of those arriving in 1776) indentured themselves to secure passage.