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Identify major immigrant groups that live in Massachusetts and where they now live in large numbers (e.g., English, Irish, Italians, French Canadians, Armenians, Greeks, Portuguese, Haitians, and Vietnamese).


U.S. Immigration, 1660 to 2009
U.S. Immigration, 1660 to 2009



From Germany to Mexico: How America's Source of Immigrants Has Changed Over a Century, Pew Research Center (October 2015)

Rotating_globe-small.gif Massachusetts Immigrants by the Numbers (2009) from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Multimedia.pngClick here for an interactive map from Boston.com. It is an "ethnic mosaic". Select country of origin and the map shows the population percentage in each town in Massachusetts.

multicultural.pngClick here for information on Massachusetts Demographics from Migration Information

primary_sources.PNGClick here for links to passenger lists from immigrant ships that landed in Boston, Ma


external image 200px-Hebrew_timeline.svg.pngUnited States Immigration Timeline from Colonial Period to the Present.

  • Many immigrants came from Europe to Massachusetts for work opportunities
  • Many Massachusetts citizens identify as descendants from these immigrant groups
  • As of 2000, these are the largest European immigrant groups MA identifies with:
    • Irish: 22.5% of the population
    • Italian: 13.5% of the population
    • English: 11.4% of the population
    • French: 8% of the population
    • Polish: 5.1% of the population
    • Portuguese: 4.4% of the population
  • There is also a large Asian population located in Massachusetts (as of 2000)
    • Chinese: 84,392
    • Vietnamese: 33,962
    • Cambodian: 19,696
    • Korean: 17,369
    • Japanese: 10,539
Source


lesson_plan_icon.jpgclick here for a lesson plan on immigrants who came to America and then moved to textile towns, such as Lowell or Lawrence, Ma


East Boston Immigration Station
  • Boston's Ellis Island
  • This is where immigrants coming into Boston were welcomed or denied entry to the US

Multimedia.pngClick here for a virtual book on the East Boston Immigration Station
Multimedia.pngClick here for a flipbook of the East Boston Immigration Station

The East Boston Immigration Station was denied landmark status and set to be destroyed

primary_sources.PNGClick here for an article describing life in the immigration station