APPENDIX 19-B (cont.)

Use the list below to identify reasons why people left Germany, why some might have stayed behind, why some settled in the USA, or why others returned to Germany. Some reasons will fit more than one category; you may also add items of your own. Give historical examples where possible. Enter the words into the columns of the table (Appendix 19-B).

a new beginning war persecution
lack of housing religion gold rush
unemployment disappointment famine
primogeniture freedom draft
poverty overpopulation despair
crime exploitation dreams
bondage suppression missionary zeal
escape from punishment racial persecution quality of life
system of government disease crop failures
friends false hopes language
subdividing land intolerance isolation
cheap imports failed harvests indenture
idealism adventure violence
natural catastrophes job opportunites
avoidance of
military service
lack of skills

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Learning About Our World: Germany
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