May 23, 2018

The map that shows where America came from

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America is supposed to be a melting pot, and this map based on Census data shows the diversity of the country. How do you think the map will change in the coming decades?
Read this article from the Daily Mail and try to learn these words: ancestry, ehnicity, yearning. 

 

A truly captivating map that shows the ancestry of everyone of the 317 million people who call the melting pot of America home can now be seen on a U.S. Census Bureau map.

For decades, the United States opened its doors and welcomed with open arms millions of immigrants who all arrived through New York’s Ellis Island in the hope of a better life in America.

Indeed, the inscription on the Statue of Liberty in New York’s harbor reads ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free’ and the fascinating map identifies the truly diverse nature of the United States in the 21st century.
Although the 2010 census left out questions about ethnicity, this map shows how it looked in 2000, according to Upworthy.

Largest ancestry grouping in the nation are of German descent with almost 50 million people while African American or Black is the second largest grouping with just over 40 million people.

Almost 20 million people claim to have ‘American’ ancestry for political reasons and because they are unsure of their family’s genealogy.

 

Article by Jessica Jerreat
Click here to read the full article.

 

 

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