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Push & Pull Factors. Both push factors and pull factors drive people to move to a new country. Pull Factor. Something that encourages people to move to a new place. . Push Factor. Something that encourages people to leave a place behind. .

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push pull factors
Push & Pull Factors
  • Both push factors and pull factors drive people to move to a new country.
pull factor
Pull Factor
  • Something that encourages people to move to a new place.
push factor
Push Factor
  • Something that encourages people to leave a place behind.
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Push factors give people good reason to leave unpleasant circumstances in their home country. Such factors include war and poverty, discrimination, and famine.

emigrate
emigrate
  • To move from a country. People who leave a country are called emigrants.
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Pull factors attract people to a new place and encourage them to immigrate there. These factors include freedom and opportunities for a better life.

immigrate
immigrate
  • To move to a country. People who move to another country are called immigrants.
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The first great wave of immigration began with the founding of the United States. These early immigrants came mostly from northern and western Europe.

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The Potato FamineIn the 1840s, a devastating plant disease struck Ireland. A fungus destroyed Ireland’s most important crop, the potato.

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In response to this crisis, 1.5 million people left Ireland. A great many of these Irish emigrants came to the United States.
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The most common push factors are economic. Most of the early immigrants to the U.S. were poor farmers or working people.
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Education is a strong pull factor in immigration. Many families migrate so that their children can attend good schools.
examples of push factors
Examples of Push Factors
  • Religious Persecution
  • To escape the class system in England
  • Food shortage
  • Over population
  • Lack of resources
examples of pull factors
Examples of Pull Factors
  • Religious Freedom
  • Potential of owning land
  • Job opportunities
  • Abundant resources