Immigration Fuels the Industrial Age
Nikola Tesla immigrated to America from Austria-Croatia in 1884, during America's “Industrial Age." From 1865-1900, America's population doubled. Because he was an immigrant, he sometimes ENCOUNTERED trouble fitting into the scientific community in the U.S.
"The scientific breakthroughs of Albert Einstein, the inventions of Nikola Tesla, the great ventures of Andrew Carnegie’s U.S. Steel and Sergey Brin’s Google, Inc. — all this was possible because of immigrants."
— President Barrack Obama's Immigration Speech at the American University School of International Service, Washington D.C. on July 1, 2010.
"Born into a society in which the vast majority of people were involved in agriculture, [Americans] experienced an industrial revolution that radically changed the ways millions of people worked and where they lived. They would experience the migration of millions of people from rural America to the nation's rapidly growing cities."
—Library of Congress