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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 4 America was a very diverse country from the beginning 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 purpose of Federalist Papers So, where do we come from during the founding period? Ancestry After the Revolution Pretty much, unrestricted immigration Not 100% popular though Ben Franklin : 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 Other Problems Know Nothings Hot Button Issues of 19 th Century Cheap Foreign Labor Massive 19 th Century Immigration Southern and Eastern Europe Madison Grant (1916) 1907 US Immigration Report The word for this is...
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