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3. New England loses its population a. Economics b. Political Recognition c. Demographics
4. In US History, concerns over the future of slavery and expansion in voting led to movements west and empire building Using Population Change to Understand United States History (PPT Page 5) 1. How do populations grow or shrink?
2. U.S. History – Migration is the most useful explanation for population growth and historical change
a. Migration into U.S. and migration in the U.S. i. Example Native American high mortality, low fertility b. Push and Pull Factors Anglo-Saxan Decent- Two Stories 1. Story 1: New England (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont) a. New England migration involved total families b. Low age at first marriage = High Fertility c. Low mortality 2. Story 2 Chesapeake (Maryland & Virginia) a. High sex ratios (3:1, 9:1) for whites, low sex ratio (1:1) b. High mortality rates c. Orphaned children – high rates of parental death Result of increase or decline? African-Americans 1. African-Americans-early history a. High sex ratios due to plantation demand for labor and planter preference for male adults i. Result is low-fertility b. In the late 1680’s and 1690’s, colonial laws prohibited miscegenation 2. 1700’s – 1865 marriage prohibited for slave 3. End of slave trade 1808 a. 1870’s recolonization movement Asian Population 1. 1860’s contract labor a. Chinese and the railroads b. Japanese and sugar 2.

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