Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is the most visible symbol of the personal freedoms that attracted immigrants to American shores from the 17th century to the present day.

Sports and immigration

Sports have long been an arena for the display of national pride, particularly in association with the modern Olympics, held every four years since 1896.

Ole Edvart Rølvaag (1876–1931) author, educator

Ole Rølvaag became one of the premier chroniclers of the Norwegian immigrant experience in the United States.


The mafia, a loose collection of Italian crime organizations, entered the United States from Italy during the last half of the 19th century.

Entertainment and immigration

Entertainment in early 19th century North America was centered in the home.