At first the colonists simply transplanted european

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Unformatted text preview: to the United States since 1965, mostly from Asia and Latin America rather than Europe. It is this extensive influx of non- European immigrants that has been the most significant factor in creating the diverse population in the United States today. The impact the 1965 immigration policy has had on our nation was evident in the 2008 election of Barack 6 Crossroads: Music of American Cultures (Barkley) Kendall Hunt Publishers, 2013 Obama. As an African- American with a Kenyan father, President Obama possesses racial and ethnic characteristics that would have been impossible for an American president in 1965. Illegal (or ‘undocumented’) immigration has become a growing concern. Many immigrants came from Europe a...
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