Immigrants came to America for many reasons, but most came for the possibilities of a free society which would allow them to better their lives and to practice their religion freely. The initial American immigrants, know... More »

French immigrants came to America first as individuals seeking the freedom of the new United States, then following the Gold Rush, and later fleeing late 19th-century hardships in France. There was never a mass migration... More »

People immigrated to America for a variety of reasons, most of which involved seeking personal, religious or economic freedom. The largest reason for immigration, however, was poverty. People left their home countries, w... More »

Large numbers of immigrants came to colonial America for many reasons, including religious freedom and economic opportunity. The New World offered colonists the chance to own property for the first time, and many emigrat... More »

According to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the number of Chinese people who live in America is 3.79 million as of 2013. Of this figure, more than half (2.2 million) were born in China. More »

Some of the top places to live in America as of 2015 are Apex, North Carolina; Papillion, Nebraska; and Sharon, Massachusetts. These cities were picked by "Time" due to factors such as job growth rates, diversity and eas... More » World View Social Sciences Population & Demography

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States and throughout the world, as of 2015. Seven million Muslims live in America, half of which were born in the United States, with 1.6 billion Muslims throughout th... More »