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Awakenings: Seeking a Better Life

on February 7, 2014

See on Scoop.itAwakenings: America & Beyond

This Day in History: February 5, 1917

A half century ago John F. Kennedy could call America “a nation of immigrants,” and publish a book with that title: We remain a nation of immigrants today. Even if many of us did not have the courage or vision to uproot and move to America, many of our parents, grandparents and great grandparents made that difficult journey. Our diversity is what makes America unique and is a source of our fundamental strength and long term prospects.
Source: The Importance of Immigration

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

If each American were to trace his or her ancestry, there would probably be few who would be far removed from immigrant roots.

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2 responses to “Awakenings: Seeking a Better Life

  1. And look at how much we hate immigrants these days.

  2. Raani York says:

    A lot has changed since these days.
    Thank you for the history and reminding me of how it was – a long time ago.

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