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

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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” Huh?. ..remember the purpose of Federalist papers Primarily, we originally came from northern and westesrn Europe, and while those nations have impacted our culture, so have others particularly since immigration law changes in 1965. Immigration did not just become a hot button issue in the 1980s… - After the Revolution o Pretty much, , unrestricted immigration o Not 100% popular though o Ben Franklin “why should Pennsylvania, founded the by 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” o By mid 1800s, English, Irish, German, coming at about 400,000 a year Problems Know nothings Hot button issues of the 19 th century
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course PHL 304 taught by Professor Leon during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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

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