The Industrial Revolution had a significant impact on immigration to the United States. As more factories were being built, more workers were needed to work in those factories. Many people in Europe were struggling economically. They had heard there were plenty of jobs available in the United States. Thus, they came to this country, in part, to improve their economic condition. They hoped they could achieve a better quality of life and establish a better standard of living in the United States than they had in Europe.
Many of the immigrants settled in the cities. This is where the factories were located. This led to the development of ethnic neighbors within cities so the immigrants could be with people who spoke their language, shared common experiences, and had the same culture. These ethnic neighborhoods helped ease the difficult process facing the immigrants of assimilating into the American society.
In part, as a result of the Industrial Revolution, the United States became a more diverse society. The Industrial Revolution helped our country grow as more immigrants came to the United States in search of jobs and a better way of life.