Sources for History of Immigration in America

Supplementary readings for News21's interactive display:

Capt. John Smith's quote was taken from the Teaching American History section of the Maryland State Archives Web site:

The general information regarding the waves of ethnic immigration was compiled using an information page on the Library of Congress Web site: and the "Historical Statistics of the United States: 1789-1945."

The statistics on German immigration to the United States between 1820 and 1880 were taken from "American Immigration Policies, a History" by Marion Bennett.

The information regarding the nation's major immigration laws was taken from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Web site:

Excerpts of President Reagan's 1986 speech were taken from his presidential library Web site:(

President Obama's remarks were taken from the White House Web site:

The images used in the slide show were all open-source.