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Arguing about Immigration & History?

Why not actually learn something about it??


Don't miss the next episode of AMERICA THE STORY OF US on Sunday at 9/8c! Between 1880 and 1930, nearly 24 million new immigrants arrive in America. For many, the Statue of Liberty is their first sight of the New World and Ellis Island is the gateway to the American Dream.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on May. 11, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • You're a little late hun. If they had watched the first one, that would have been 2 weeks ago.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 12:32 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • This again, huh? It's really not that hard to grasp that was when the country was not in horrible debt, had a hell of a lot more land and fewer people to occupy it, no real problem with illegal immigrants sponging off the system and not paying taxes but bringing in drugs to sell, etc. That whole thing about Americans being immigrants is not applicable anymore. If it were, we'd all have to go back to our anscestors countries of origin and guess what? Mexico would not have the southwest back because they would not exist. More Indians lived there. Mexicans only exist because of the Indian/Spanish blending. I've been wacthing that series too. I'm able to keep it in perspective though.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:33 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • They show it on the History channel all the time. The history channel is great. I watched one last weekend about the fascination of Hitler. Very interesting and quite eye opening.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:42 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Thanks! When my daughter and I were in NYC , we went to Ellis Island and learned about the Immigrants. It was amazing!!! Everyone should watch that show you mention. History is vitally important for us all to study.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 12:43 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Anon. that was the point. Nice job assuming. Immigration when this country was being initially settled is vastly different than immigration today (legal or illegal).

    /OP/
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • I am a proud descendant of German and Italian immigrants. The history of our nation is built on many nationalities and everyone should be reminded of that.
    parrishsky

    Answer by parrishsky at 1:30 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Absolutley parishsky. My Dad's family immigrated from Norway and Sweden and settled in Wisconsin in the middle 1800's. My Mom's Dad came from Wales with his family and they worked in the coal mines in south Ohio in the 1800's.
    Going to Ellis Island and learning about Immigrants from all over the world,Europe in particular, was an eye opener. We all need to know about History and our families. Immigrants were treated badly, like cattle, and they suffered discrimination way back then,also. There are always the ones in charge who get a kick out of treating immigrants who are "different" in an inhumane way. People need to be kind.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 1:56 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Here is a really wild idea. Instead of watching a show about our history, there are these things called books where history has been written about. It's amazing. There are even these really big buildings that keep those book things. They are called public libraries. If you give them your name and address and phone number, they even let you borrow those book things for a few weeks at a time for FREE!!!!!!!!!! Wheeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! Better access one soon because government funding is running out and they are closing in some areas. Boooooooo to the feds. >:o(

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Why the need to be rude anon11:20? Do you get off on that?? Everyone knows what a book is, and there's NOTHING wrong with watching an educational television program. And don't assume people aren't aware of history books or what a library is. Saying so makes you look like a fool AND a bully.
    parrishsky

    Answer by parrishsky at 4:09 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Ok Anon 2:20 with the degree in b*tch.

    The point is too many women here on CM especially seem to have very little grasp on history. They Google search and find a quote or two and consider themselves informed. These people have never been nor will they now be bothered to sit and read an entire book on their favorite topic; let alone one on history. But maybe; just maybe they might be willing to watch an hour or two of actual educational television rather than reality drivel.

    /OP/
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on May. 11, 2010

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