Sources for History of Immigration in America

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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:  http://teachingamericanhistorymd.net/000001/000000/000001/html/t1.html

The general information regarding the waves of ethnic immigration was compiled using an information page on the Library of Congress Web site: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/introduction.html 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: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=dc60e1df53b2f010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=dc60e1df53b2f010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD.

Excerpts of President Reagan's 1986 speech were taken from his presidential library Web site:(http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1986/70386d.htm.

President Obama's remarks were taken from the White House Web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Working-Together-for-Immigration-Reform/.

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