Immigration & Linguistics.
The United States has always been a nation of immigrants. Its original inhabitants cross the land bridge connecting Asia and North America tens of thousands of years ago. By the 1500s, the first Europeans, led by the Spanish and French, had begun establishing settlements in what would become the United States. In 1607s, the English founded their first permanent settlement in Jamestown, Virginia. Since the first European settlers set foot in North America, immigration has defined the American Dream. Many of the values America has a nation are tied to immigration. Immigration has contributed largely to the United States’ governmental function and the country’s relationship to the rest of the world.