The Ethnicity Map That Shows What America Is Made Up Of
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The map is from 2000, because according to this Daily Mail article, the 2010 Census never asked about ethnic background.
So did you know about the Germans? There's more Germans than Blacks, Hispanics or even British folk. And what's with all those Finnish Folks up in Michigan's UP? Lots of interesting ways everyone's spread out in the U.S.
Lots of numbers in the -- it's definitely worth a few minutes to browse the stats.
An excerpt from the Daily Mail:
While the United States has its roots in being a welcoming place for immigrants, that hasn't always been the case. As a wave of new arrivals flooded U.S. shores in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but a movement to restrict who was allowed into the country took hold as well.
In 1882, Congress enacted the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first major federal law to put immigration limits in place and the only one in American history aimed at a specific nationality. It came into being in response to fears, primarily on the West Coast, that an influx of Chinese immigrants was weakening economic conditions and lowering wages. It was extended in 1902.
Other laws followed, like the Immigration Act of 1917, which created an "Asiatic Barred Zone" to restrict immigration from that part of the world, and the Emergency Quota Act of 1921, which limited the number of immigrants from any country to 3 percent of those people from that country who had been living in the United States as of 1910.