Chapter 2 Powerpoint 41-63 (1)

Chapter 2 Powerpoint 41-63 (1) - • The United States is...

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Unformatted text preview: • The United States is comprised of almost 300 ethnic groups. • The indigenous population (170 American Indian tribes) plus Native Hawaiians account for less than 1.5% of total population. • Immigrants comprise 12% of the population. • Descendants of immigrants are 86.5% of • Involuntarily brought over as slaves • Voluntary migration to escape religious, economic, and/or political conditions • Recruitment to build the transcontinental railroad (Chinese), to work on Hawaiian plantations (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Portuguese from the Azores), or to mine for gold in the • Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821 • Included Texas, NM, UT, NV, AZ, CA, and part of CO • President Polk initiated a border dispute in what is now Texas in 1845 followed by war • Manifest Destiny: the idea that the U.S. had a divinely appointed mission to conquer the entire North American continent • In 1848, the United States annexed sections of Mexican territories, including what is now Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada and southern California.southern California....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course EFND 2120 taught by Professor Briandotts during the Fall '10 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Chapter 2 Powerpoint 41-63 (1) - • The United States is...

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