There are few things more synonymous with the American spirit than blue jeans. They can be found on everyone from high fashion models to construction workers. More than 450 million pairs are sold every year in the United States alone. But where did this ubiquitous symbol of Americana get its start? It all began in a small village in Germany, with a man named Levi Strauss.
Many of your favorite Hollywood celebrities hail from outside of the United States and immigrated to our country for the same reasons that many immigrants make the move: opportunity, appreciation of the culture, and the chance to live out the American dream. You might be surprised about who makes the list.
As anti-immigration reforms tighten their vice-like grip on American politics, it proves valuable to look back and reflect on some of the most influential immigrants that have set foot on American soil. Perhaps one of the most well-known is Albert Einstein, the brilliant theoretical physicist who changed the world with his innovation.