No other country has taken in such a great number of immigrants. Whereas America had hoped for the moment that the "melting-pot" would Americanise all immigrants, nowadays people are proud of ethnic variety. Society is changing constantly.
America's rise to a great power in the course of the 19th century has got a lot to do with that constant influx of immigrants. At that time it was mainly Europeans. Nowadays most immigrants originate from Asian and Hispanic countries and so change the appearance of the USA.
On the following pages you will find information on the history of immigration, ethnic variety in present-day America and on the American Dream.
The individual stations will give you interesting information, historical sources, quotations from prominent immigrants or politicians, puzzles and tips for further research.