Multicultural Matrix Essay

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Multicultural Matrix and Analysis Worksheet
Part I: Select and identify six groups in the left-hand column. Complete the matrix.
Part II: Write a summary.
Part III: Format references consistent with APA guidelines.

Part I: Matrix What is the group’s history in the United States? What is the group’s population in the United States? What are some attitudes and customs people of this group may practice? What is something you admire about this group’s people, lifestyle, or society?
1. The German Americans are the largest singles source of ancestry of individuals that are in the United States today. The German Americans settled in the United States in the late 1700’s, they came
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When the Italians first came they began to construct a social identity as a nationality group. As opposed to viewing themselves in terms of their village or province. The Italian Americans began to get rid of their old identities and created new ones. They went from town or provincial identities to Italian Americans to white Americans. Something that I admire from the Italian Americans would be that they came to America and made a name for themselves. They either were known for the mafia or their restaurants. They have been very successful at what they do.
4. The Polish Americans had a similar experience as the Irish and Italians. They immigrated from Poland because of their economic problems and personal hardships to live. When they came to America they were given jobs that they were assigned to, learn a different language as well as get familiar with a different culture. The Polish immigrants immigrated and settled at Jamestown, Virginia in 1608. They originally went to help develop the colonies timber industry and later in that century they made a lasting mark. The population of Polish Americans today in the United States far exceeds 10 million, The Polish Americans today have retained little to none of their rich cultural traditions and they may barely acknowledge even their symbolic ethnicity. But there is still that small percent that do practice their

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