Irish and german immigration 25f irish and german immigration illustrated london news steamers carried irish emigrants to liverpool where their transatlantic voyage began in the middle half of the nineteenth century, more than one-half of the population of ireland. After certain states passed immigration laws following the civil war, the supreme court in 1875 declared regulation of immigration a federal responsibility thus, as the number of immigrants rose in the 1880s and economic conditions in some areas worsened, congress began to pass immigration legislation.
Immigration 1800-1900 in 1798 thomas malthus published his essay on the principles of population in his book, malthus claimed the population of britain was growing faster than food production malthus predicted that unless something was done about this, large numbers of people in britain would starve. The spread of the railroads across europe in the mid-1800s greatly shortened travel time to embarkation ports, while the introduction of steamships cut passage time from weeks to days, in the case. Americans encouraged relatively free and open immigration during the 18th and early 19th centuries, and rarely questioned that policy until the late 1800s after certain states passed immigration laws following the civil war, the supreme court in 1875 declared regulation of immigration a federal responsibility.
Immigration to the us in the late 1800s between 1870 and 1900, the largest number of immigrants continued to come from northern and western europe including great britain, ireland, and scandinavia but new immigrants from southern and eastern europe were becoming one of the most important forces in american life. Early immigration in the us people of european or asian decent immigrat ed to the united states in the mid-1800's gjert hovland, from norway, was one of these people.
In the early 1800's, new york's population went from 60,489 to 202,589 stlouis' population doubled every nine years and cincinnati doubled every seven years abrupt population growth brought issues for the residents.
By the 1830's, tens of thousands of european immigrants were arriving on america's eastern shores, coming mostly from england, ireland, and germany start wi. Immigration 1800-1900 in 1798 thomas malthus published his essay on the principles of population in his book, malthus claimed the population of britain was growing faster than food production. Immigration records, more popularly known as ship passenger arrival records, may provide evidence of a person's arrival in the united states, as well as foreign birthplace the national archives and records administration (nara) has immigration records for various ports for the years 1800-1959.