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With reference to the period 1880 to the present day Explain why people chose to migrate to Britain There are many reasons why people have migrated to Britain between the periods 1880 to the present day. In this essay I am going to go into detail of why these people were pushed out of their country and pulled into Britain whether it is for political, religious, social or economic reasons. Firstly, I am going to talk about a massive number of Jews that migrated over to Britain around the period 1880. There were many reasons for this but the majority of them can be grouped under the factor religious persecution. The main reason was that the Russian government and the rest of the population were making it as hard as they could for the Jewish population to live in their Country. They did this in many ways such as blaming them for the assassination of the Tsar Alexander II. They were also blamed for many other things that had nothing to do with them called (playing the Jewish Card). ...read more.


They would want them to get a good education so they could go onto get a good job. Jews will not be allowed to hold government jobs - Jews would not like this law because if no Jews could have a job in the government then how were they supposed to get these laws changed. So now that you can see why the Russian Jews had no chance but to flee Russia, You must be wondering why they chose Britain? In source B they show that it was a simple choice to choose Britain for many reasons such as, unlike Russia there were no pogroms taking place. Also there were plenty of people willing to give the Jewish immigrants a chance by letting them buy houses and even hire them in good jobs. There were also many places where the Jews could socialise and worship. But the major factor must have been that Britain already had a large population of Jews (Anglo-Jews) ...read more.


The next group of people who migrated to Britain were 492 people who came over on a ship called "The empire wind rush". The people on board this ship were actually the first group of West Indian immigrants that had ever migrated to Britain. They had been asked by Britain to come over to help Britain to fill many jobs that could not be filled because of the loss of men in World War 2. The arrival of these Jamaicans excited journalists, politicians and celebrities who gathered to greet them. There was later a film made about how the Jamaicans who had made the long journey across the ocean for a fare of �28.10 had helped our country on its way. After this, the period 1948 to the present day there has still been massive numbers of people that have migrated to Britain such as the Polish, Kosavans, Afghans and Iraqi's many of these are fleeing over to our country every day for a better live, whether it be fleeing war in their country or just for social reasons, either way it is happening around us every day By Sam Morgan ...read more.

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