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Running head: MINORITY GROUPS 1 Option 1 : Acceptance of Populations Minority Groups Stephanie Zenon HST 201 – U.S. History I Colorado State University Global Campus Dr. Kelly McMichael September 29, 2019 Acceptance of Populations: Minority Groups
MINORITY GROUPS 2 Slide 2: Minority Groups in Early America The early predominant minorities in America were the: Irish, German, and Scottish: who were immigrating to America from Europe. The outcome of the expansion of the country and harsh conditions at home were partly to blame for them to uproot and come to the U.S. African-Ameri- cans were largely brought to America to support the slave trade and American Indians who orig- inally had American land quickly became a minority as settlers streamed in. Slide 2 #1 German Immigration The majority of Germans came to America seeking economic opportunities, a better life and po- litical freedom. Germans found themselves finding acceptance, especially compared to other mi- nority groups. Many worked as independent farmers, skilled workers, and shopkeepers which aided in establishing themselves quickly in the predominantly rural communities they immi- grated to. In addition, the Germans tended to immigrate as a family or group, this helped them better sustain elements of their native culture and language. Interestingly, Germans also tended to return to their native country. Approximately 14 percent of the Germans (compared to just 9 per- cent of Irish) eventually went back to their homeland. (Shi, D.E & Tindall, G.B, 2016) Slide 2 #2: African-American Immigration Since the 17th century, African Americans had been enslaved in what would become the United States. The institution of slavery was on the decline since the American Revolution and adoption of the Constitution in 1787. Part of the new Constitution the founding fathers agreed to end the importation of slaves into the United States by 1808 (Library of Congress, n.d) 2018.

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