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Chapter 3 Section 2


Migration The movement of people from one place or region to another
Immigrants People who move into one country from another
Urbanization The movement of people to cities, and the growth of cities
Rural Located in the countryside
Urban Located in cities and towns
Voluntary Migration The movement of people by their own choice
Involuntary Migration When people are forced to move
Transatlantic Slave Trade One of the biggest involuntary migrations in the history of the world. Millions of Africans were taken against their will.
Suburbanization The movement of people to growing suburbs
Push Factors Reasons that people choose to leave an area
Pull Factors Reasons that people are attracted to a new location
Push factor of Rural areas Not enough jobs or farmland
Pull factor of urban areas More jobs; modern housing; better schools
Pull factor of suburbs Home ownership
Negative of suburbanization Pollution; takes up farmland
Negatives of urbanization Not enough services like schools or healthcare; crowded
Example of voluntary migration Great Irish Migration
Created by: wcabana



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