Speech – Transatlantic Migration – 1775 – 1815 – and Book Signing
October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
At the beginning of the American Revolution, there were 2.5 million people living in the Thirteen Colonies. By 1790, the population had grown to 3.9 million despite 158,000 dying from disease and combat and another 75,000 or more Loyalists leaving for Canada or other British colonies in the Caribbean. In 1800, the U.S. census counted 5.3 million, in 1810, 7.2 million and in 1820, 9.6 million residents. This growth caused a debate within the halls of Congress and among the U.S. citizens focused on the answers to two questions. Who should we let in? And, what is the path to citizenship? In this discussion, Marc provides some insights on what caused the growth and where the people came from.