Canadians in the United States
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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 2 Mar 1905, p. 214-221
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Canadians in the United States


The figure of 1,800,000 Canadians who have moved across the border into the United States during the 50 years ending in 1900. This exodus as one of the notable facts in Canada's history. Canada now forging ahead by leaps and bounds, attracting population from Europe as well as from the United States. Canada's rapid progress as one of the great events in the recent history of the New World. A look back to review briefly the great Canadian exodus, the localities the emigrants selected for their new homes, the occupations they are following, and their intermarriage with citizens of the United States. The instructive nature of the topic of the movement of population, telling the life story of a people. Ways in which modern migrations differ from older ones. Migrations now a matter of private concern, with a great variety of motives. Levasseur's attempt to formulate a law of migration. Migration as the attempt to adjust population to opportunity, a process of adaptation, a phase of industrialism. Geographical influence on shiftings of population. Canadians in other parts of the world. Both temporary and permanent migration of Canadians to the United States. Some statistics of Canadians in the United States. Calculating the number of people who have probably left the country during the past 50 years. The continuity of the Canadian migration. Statistics presented in tabular form of Canadians in the United States, as well as other immigrants to the United States. The localities that Canadians have chosen for their new homes, with a table of figures. Interesting variations in the marriages of Canadian immigrants. Percentage of naturalized citizens. The birth rate among French Canadians in New England.