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Census
The process of counting the people in the country. Every 10 yrs. we take a census of the country.
E Pluribus Unum
The Latin term reminds us that the US is a nation made up of many kinds of people, w/ different languages, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.
When did the Native Americans come from Asia?
Many thousands of yrs. ago.
During the 16th-17h hundreds, immigrants came to the US from what 6 countries?
England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, & Sweden.
Where did English immigrants settle and what did their settlements form?
They settled along the east coast of North America and formed the backbones of the 13 original colonies.
What also occurred during this time?
Africans were forced to come here & work as slaves on plantations.
In what year did the 13 colonies get named the United States of American?
1776.
In the 1830's, how many people migrated to the us?
600,000
In the 1850's, how many more people migrated to the us? And where did they come from?
2 million- Germany, England, Ireland.
Between what years did did 10 mil. more people migrate to the US? And where from?
1860-1890-Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.
In what year did congress started restricting the number of immigrants that could enter the country.
1882
Between 1890-1930 how many more people entered the us? Where from?
22 million-Greece, Poland, and Russia.
In what years did we pass the new immigration laws?
In the 1920's.
After the new laws were passed how many immigrants could come each year, and how many could come from one country?
270,000-a year
20,000-from a single country
Refugee
a person that has lost their home due to war, political oppression, starvation, etc..
Census
The process of counting the people in the country. Every 10 yrs. we take a census of the country.
E Pluribus Unum
The Latin term reminds us that the US is a nation made up of many kinds of people, w/ different languages, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.
When did the Native Americans come from Asia?
Many thousands of yrs. ago.
During the 16th-17h hundreds, immigrants came to the US from what 6 countries?
England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, & Sweden.
Where did English immigrants settle and what did their settlements form?
They settled along the east coast of North America and formed the backbones of the 13 original colonies.
What also occurred during this time?
Africans were forced to come here & work as slaves on plantations.
In what year did the 13 colonies get named the United States of American?
1776.
In the 1830's, how many people migrated to the us?
600,000
In the 1850's, how many more people migrated to the us? And where did they come from?
2 million- Germany, England, Ireland.
Between what years did did 10 mil. more people migrate to the US? And where from?
1860-1890-Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.
In what year did congress started restricting the number of immigrants that could enter the country.
1882
Between 1890-1930 how many more people entered the us? Where from?
22 million-Greece, Poland, and Russia.
In what years did we pass the new immigration laws?
In the 1920's.
After the new laws were passed how many immigrants could come each year, and how many could come from one country?
270,000-a year
20,000-from a single country
Refugee
a person that has lost their home due to war, political oppression, starvation, etc..
Melting Pot
Where people from many different back grounds & cultures could blend into an American.
As modern life became more automated, what took place?
Fewer people lived on farms and as people started coming to the cities, large families became less important.
America's birth rate dropped steadily throughout which years?
1900's
From 1930-1990 the birth rate rose from what to what?
From 123 million To 251 million.
For a long time the state that had the most people was what? And in time, which state became the more populated state?
1. NYC
2. California
Statistics of population and birth and death rates.
United States: 300 million
New York: 19 million
California: 36 million
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Birth Rate in USA/ 1,000 people=14.2 births
Death Rate in USA/ 1,000 people= 8.7 deaths
Quota
limiting the number of people that could come to the US each year
What percent of the people from the 13 colonies were English decent?
60%