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1. Lesson Three: Push and Pull Factors - Immigration to the United StatesLesson Overview Home Project: Gathering Family Information
Michigan connections: Informational article
Push and Pull Factors
Lit Connection: The Keeping Quilt and Grandfathers Journey
Primary Sources: Photos, Records, Artifacts
Forced Migration: Brief discussion of Slavery
2. Push and Pull Factors Immigration to the United States Lesson Three
Unit Three: Human Geography in the United States
3. The Big Ideas Both geographers and historians have studied how and why people have immigrated to the United States.
Push factors such as hard times, lack of opportunity, lack of freedom and a shortage of jobs caused people to leave their home countries and immigrate to the United States.
Pull factors such as opportunity, good farmland, jobs and freedom encouraged people to immigrate to the United States.
Not everybody freely chose to immigrate to the United States. Under the system of slavery, Africans were forced to immigrate.
4. Immigration to move to a new country Example: Many people immigrated to the United States hoping to for a better life.