Infographic: Changing Immigration Patterns Trace a Nation’s History (Portland Press Herald)

Click image to use interactive infographic (Detail: Portland Press Herald)

Click image to use interactive infographic (Detail: Portland Press Herald)

The Portland Press Herald‘s infographic breaks down the nation’s major sources of immigration in the 50 states from 1850 to the present.

Tracing the changes in immigration patterns over time shows how the face of the nation we know today has come into focus: From Irish immigration in the 1850s to predominantly Mexican immigration today, the trends by state reflect the major historical events here and abroad that have shaped our culture and politics. Take a look at the full infographic here.

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