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American settlers is a broad-concept term which may refer to:

  • Settlement of the Americas, which began when Paleolithic hunter-gatherers entered North America via the Beringia land bridge from Siberia
  • European colonization of the Americas, which began in 1492, when a Spanish expedition headed by the explorer Christopher Columbus sailed west and landed in what came to be known to Europeans as the "New World"
  • Manifest destiny, the westward movement of settlers across North America
  • Later migrations of specific groups to the United States:
    • History of Chinese Americans includes three major waves of Chinese immigration to the United States with the first beginning in the 19th century
    • Cuban immigration to the United States
    • Emigration from Mexico, primarily to the United States
    • Central American migrant caravans, composed of people who fled gang violence, poverty, and political repression with the goal of settling in the United States
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