Famous Immigrant Politicians

Famous Immigrant Politicians

by Susan Nichols


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Thirty-nine men, all of whom are widely considered to be the "founding fathers" of the nation, signed the United States Constitution. But did you know that seven of those thirty-nine immigrated to the United States? Since the country's founding, immigrants have served as politicians in all branches and levels of government. In this book, you'll learn about the contributions of immigrants who served as senators, congressional representatives, governors, and mayors. These immigrants include Henry Kissinger, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Pramila Jayapal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766092426
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 01/15/2018
Series: Making America Great: Immigrant Success Stories
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 America's First Immigrant Congressmen 9

Chapter 2 Immigrants in Congress Since World War I 25

Chapter 3 Immigrants on the Bench 41

Chapter 4 Immigrants in the Governor's Mansion 55

Chapter 5 Immigrants in City Hall 71

Chapter 6 Diplomats and Activists 83

Chapter Notes 98

Glossary 103

Further Reading 105

Index 108

About the Author 112

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