Ch. 4 - Chapter 4 America was a very diverse country from...

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Chapter 4 America was a very diverse country from the beginning o In Federalist 2: John Jay called us a “united people” “descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government” o During American Revolution only 50% were English o Ancestry African American Eskimo American Indian Dutch English Finnish French German Irish Mexican Italian Polish Norwegian Puerto Rican Hispanic/Spanish After the Revolution o Pretty much, unrestricted immigration Not 100% popular though Ben Franklin : o “Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English , become a colony of aliens, who shortly will be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them and will never adopt our language or Customs any more than they can acquire our Complexion?” By mid 1800s, English, Irish, German coming at about 400,000 a year Problems…so many Germans! Other Problems
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Ch. 4 - Chapter 4 America was a very diverse country from...

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