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10,000

years ago for Native Americans

1500

year for Spanish

1600

year for English/Scotch-Irish/African

1700

year for French/German (Catholic)

1800

year for Irish, Scandinavian/Chinese and Japanese (to California)

1900

year for Jews, S & E Europe (Catholic)

1924

year of National Origins Act

National Origins Act

cut off large scale immigration to U.S.; used quotas

1965

year of Immigration Act

Immigration Act

allowed anyone to come from Communist countries (after Cold War)

2000

year for Asian, Hispanic/Latino (S & SE)

2

pop for NA (millions)

15-20

pop for NA in 1492 (millions)

.9

% of US for NA

1/3

amt of NA that live on reservations (fraction)

NA

Most economically and socially disadvantaged group in the nation

15

% of NA adults unemployed

31

% of NA that live below poverty line

NA

Suicide rate 2x general population; alcohol abuse causes 1 in 3 deaths

65

% of NA that graduate HS

10

% of Na that graduate from college

White, Anglo Saxon, Protestant

WASP

WASP

Tend to be very wealthy (New England) or quite poor (Appalachia)

WASP

The Historically dominant group in American society; all presidents except Kennedy

AA

pop. 12-13%; mostly in rural South and urban North

12-13

% of pop. for AA

10

% of AA Unemployed (about twice the national average)

40

% of AA children live in poverty (10% whites)

AA

Very successful in entertainment industry (only areas that were "allowed")

LH

New largest minority group

13-14

% of LH in US

MExico

Largest concentration of LH from ____; but many in the West have been here for centuries

Puerto Ricans

US territory; have citizenship; most live in Fla. And NY

Florida, NY

where most Puerto Ricans live

Cubans

Arrived in 1950s (upper class) 1970s (poor); huge influence in Fla.

Germans and Irish

1840s (still largest groups of white ethnics)

1900s

time period for Poles, Italians, Jews, Greeks, Russians

WASPs

white ethnics faced discrimination from _____

white ethnics

Came to Northern cities; faced discrimination by WASPS (anti-Catholic riots)

Asian-Americans

The Model Minority

Chinese

1850s-1880s; railroads and mining in the West

Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

banned the Chinese

1882

year of Chinese Exclusion Act

1960s

second wave of chinese immigration (Taiwan and Hong Kong)

Japanese

1890s came to Hawaii and California; stopped in 1908

Japanese

Suffered internment (120,000) during WWII

Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese

most banned by the National Origins Act of 1924

1924

year of National Origins Act

Immigration Act of 1965

allowed "educated" people to immigrate

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