It was the central, eastern and southern Europeans who made up the majority of the 25,000,000 immigrants during the late 19th and early 20th centuries – the Czechs, the Poles, the Hungarians, the Ukrainians, the Italians and the Greeks to name just some. These people were for the most part uneducated and unskilled. They had lived under feudal systems of government under the control of the Hapsburg Empire and the Russian Empire. They endured forced military conscription, religious persecution, cultural persecution and discrimination and extreme poverty. Sound familiar? Most of these people were farmers – uneducated and unskilled. These are the ancestors of today’s white America.