Industrial Revolution: Creation of Industrial America Published: September 5, 2012

After the mid-nineteenth century, the development of machine-powered mass-manufacturing techniques powered the American economy.

Industrial Revolution: Changing Sources of Economic Growth Published: September 5, 2012

As late as the eighteenth century, the great bulk of people in Europe and North America were still supporting themselves and their families through their individual labor, mostly on farmlands.

Industrial Revolution Published: September 5, 2012

Industrial RevolutionThe demographic revolution that began in the Western world during the eighteenth century and accelerated during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries made it imperative to develop employment for the increasing numbers of people in the developing nations.

Immigration waves Published: March 7, 2012

Immigration wavesWith each immigration wave that the United States has experienced, the culture and context of life in the United States have changed considerably.

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 Published: March 7, 2012

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965This first major change in U.S. quota policy greatly altered the ethnic makeup of immigrants entering the United States during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and prompted a massive increase in total immigration.

Immigration Act of 1924 Published: February 14, 2012

Immigration Act of 1924The act represented the first major attempt to restrict immigration into the United States.

Globalization Published: December 19, 2011

Many countries, including the United States, are undergoing serious demographic transformations as a result of changing global migration patterns. Immigrants bring with them customs, practices and behavior patterns different fromthose of the receiving countries.

U.S. Censuses Published: September 2, 2011

Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the decennial censuses were originally undertaken for the purpose of apportioning congressional seats, electoral votes in presidential elections, and funding of government programs among the states.