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People Growth of U. Population The territories of the United States spread across many geographic regions and climates. The land stretches from the tropics to the edges of the Arctic. These varied terrains have attracted, challenged, and supported many different groups of people.
The nation remains a magnet for immigrants, despite the fact that substantial disparities exist in wealth and in access to resources between recent immigrants and more established Americans. Sincewhen national record keeping began, more than 65 million people have come to the United States;immigrants arrived in alone.
The vast majority of Americans trace their ancestry to one or more of these immigrant groups.
The various ethnic and racial origins of the residents and immigrants remain important sources of personal identity. Of the million people reporting their ancestry in the census, only 13 million, or 6 percent, identified themselves as Americans only. The rest chose one or more broad racial or linguistic groupings such as African American or Hispanic or national heritages German, English, Irish, and Italian were most common to define their origins.
Most Americans possess varied national, ethnic, and racial identities that reflect both the origins of their ancestors and their own affiliation to the United States. Until the late 19th century, immigration to the United States was unrestricted, and immigrants came freely from all parts of the world.
In the s the largest numbers of immigrants came from Great Britain, Ireland, western and central Africa, and the Caribbean. A hundred years later, most immigrants came from southern, eastern, and central Europe. In they were most likely to come from Mexico, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, and China—indicating a recent increase in Asian immigration.
Not all immigrants stay in the United States. Although 46 million immigrants arrived in the United States from tonearly a third later returned to their homelands. In earlier years, a similar proportion of migrants returned.
The census indicated that nearly 20 million inhabitants had been born outside the United States, about 8 percent of the total population.
Eight million, or 40 percent, of those born overseas became naturalized citizens. Early in the 20th century it took immigrants three generations to switch from their native language to English. At the end of the 20th century, the shift to English was taking only two generations.
This is not only because of the daily exposure to English-language movies, television, and newspapers, but because entry-level jobs in service industries require more communication skills than did the factory jobs that immigrants took a century or more ago.
Growth Through Immigration - Ancient Immigrants and Early Cultures The earliest arrivals of humans into the territory that is now the United States are poorly documented, but archaeological work provides an idea of when human settlement began in the Americas. Most anthropologists believe that small groups of hunters and foragers began migrating from northeastern Asia to northwestern North America at least 15, years ago.
These ancient migrants crossed to North America during the most recent of the ice ages, when glaciers had frozen much of the world's water on land. At that time, sea levels were lower than they are today, and a natural land bridge, called Beringia, linked present-day Siberia and Alaska. The earliest archaeological sites in North America, dated at more than 11, years old, indicate that humans quickly spread south and east across the continent.
Separate waves of peoples migrated to the Americas over thousands of years. The last of these occurred around 4, years ago when the Inuit and Aleut peoples arrived in what is now Alaska from northeastern Asia.
Other migrations include the Hawaiian people, who arrived from the island of Raiatea, near Tahiti in Polynesia, in the 7th century ad.
More migrations to Hawaii from the same region occurred through the 13th century. For more information on the peopling of the Americas, see Migration to the Americas.
By the 15th century thousands of separate groups lived in North America, speaking hundreds of mutually incomprehensible languages and many more related languages and dialects. The cultures were as varied as the languages, ranging from agricultural, mound-building cultures in the Southeast and in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys to the cliff dwellers in the Southwest, and from the complex fishing societies in the Northwest to the foragers of the northern Great Lakes.
These various groups were neither static nor homogeneous populations. Warfare, diplomacy, and trade also affected native cultures and settlements.
The peoples of America have always exhibited social, political, and economic diversity, and American history did not begin with European settlement. The arrival of Europeans and Africans starting in the late 16th century brought irreversible changes.
As the European population grew, conflicts developed between Europeans and Native Americans over the control of the land. From the early 17th century to the late 19th century, war, disease, and the confiscation of land, resources, and livelihoods took a severe toll on all native populations.
In what are now the lower 48 states, a native population that ranged from 1. On the Hawaiian Islands, the native Hawaiian people numberedwhen Europeans arrived in and onlyby In Alaska, 20, Aleutian natives existed before contact with Europeans in the 18th century and only 1, by Entire peoples and ways of life disappeared, and straggling survivors formed new nations or tribal groups with the remnants of other groups, moved to new territories, and adopted various social, economic, and military strategies for survival.The Americanization of Israeli Basketball, –96 The first influx of American players to the Israeli basketball league, which occurred from about to , were mostly Jewish-American.
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