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German Americans - 1,244 words
In 1990 the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 57,985,595 people in the United States claimed some measure of German ancestry. This makes up almost a quarter of the U.S. population. German immigration started as early as 1607. The first three Germans to migrate to the U.S. were, F.Unger, H. Keffer, and F. Volday who were followers of Captain John Smith who settled in Jamestown, Virginia. They started the first German colony, known as the damned dutch. From 1820-1970 they estimated about 6.9 million Germans came to the U.S. which were 15% of the total immigrants. The peak years of migration were 1854, when 215,000 people arrived, and 1882, when 250,000 people arrived. Approximately 90 percent o ...
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Discrimination Against German And Irish Immigrants - 1,459 words
The Declaration of Independence states, All men are created equal,, but, taking a look at our nations history, we can clearly see that this statement is not valid. This was not accepted by the thousands of slave owners based in the South and the people who enforced oppression upon womens rights as equals. The nation's relatively newly-established independence, escalating prejudices against blacks, differing viewpoints regarding slavery, monetary inflation, and antagonism to womens basic rights created an uncomfortable, unstable time for minorities and a colorful history for our nation. During the Revolutionary War, people from diverse backgrounds and religions fought for freedom, liberty, an ...
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Democratice Partys - 1,956 words
... ed a more aggressive stance in foreign affairs. Territorial expansion and war with Mexico followed under President James K. Polk in the 1840s. III THE PERIOD OF NORTH-SOUTH CONFLICT A voter backlash severely changed the partys fortunes in the mid-1850s. The Democratic commitment to limited national power extended to the question of whether or not slavery should expand into new territories. Party leaders such as Lewis Cass and Stephen A. Douglas favored local control, or popular sovereignty, rather than congressional regulation. This did not satisfy some party supporters and others outside the party. Southern gains in the territories provoked bitter anger. At the same time, the Democrats ...
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One Nation One People One Culture - 1,619 words
... 1840 a growing need for transportation had became clear. Roads, canals, steamboats, and railroads lowered the cost and raised the speed of travel. Transportation had a huge effect as new mail, and people where traveling farther and faster. As markets developed, people reorganized their operations to increase production. The Waltham system, employed young single women who lived and worked for a few years in the mills, saving their wages or contributing them to their families. The number of state-chartered banks increased after 1815, to several hundred. This revolution was called the Market Revolution and led the way for a revolution in commercial law. The United Stated, in the panic of 18 ...
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Significance Of Social And Economic Change In The Usa Between 1898-1921 - 2,697 words
... Germany and Germans (even German-Americans) was reaching fever-pitch level, and after neutral ships were sunk, and a plan to unite Mexico and Germany to fight the US (the Zimmerman Telegram) was discovered, Wilson, during April 1917, declared war against Germany and later, her allies. No longer neutral, the country united in mind, body and spirit to fight for a common cause against a common enemy; the fight against imperialism and autocratic rule, represented by the 'Huns', the Germans. Yet the US, with all its territorial holdings, was a sort of imperialistic nation itself, and it is this hypocritical nature of the American people that would affect their thinking a year and a bit later. ...
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