Why did people wish to emigrate to America

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  • Why did people wish to emigrate to America
    • to own a property and land
    • to escape from religious and/or political prosecution
    • to avoid further economic hardship and poverty
    • to escape the devastation of war-torn Europe
    • to copy/meet up with friends/family who had already emigrated to America and started a new life
    • for a sense of adventure-a fresh start and a better life

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