Lesson 22: The Demand for Immigrants

The students analyze information to solve a mystery about immigration. The teacher elaborates on their solution by using supply and demand curves to illustrate the demand for and supply of labor in the United States from the end of the Civil War until the beginning of World War I.

Concepts:

Benefits, Demand, Productive resources, Market, Supply, Trade, Wage
National Content Standards in Economics:
  • Standard #5: Trade
  • Standard #7: Markets and Prices