Other slides in this set

Slide 2

Preview of page 2

Here's a taster:

THE MELTING POT…read more

Slide 3

Preview of page 3

Here's a taster:

E PLURIBUS UNUM
· Now in happier, war-free times, the population of America went back to
being what it was: a group of naturalized immigrants from Europe. The US
had long been seen as the "land of opportunity" for people whose lives at
home had been fraught with war, famine, poverty or persecution. As long as
they weren't diseased, disabled, mad or illiterate and as long as the quota
hadn't been reached any person could make the voyage and become a US
citizen. By 1920 the population was over 120 million people.…read more

Slide 4

Preview of page 4

Here's a taster:

THE PROBLEM OF THE
NATIVES
· Britain colonized places with the cunning use of flags. The Native American
tribes including the Sioux, Cherokee and Lakota had lived in America for
thousands of years before the European settlers came with their flags and
took over the natives' country. This had the effect of severely reducing the
population from 5,000,000 to 250,000 as the natives got forced onto
reservations.…read more

Slide 5

Preview of page 5

Here's a taster:

THE OLD NEWBIES: A BRIEF
HISTORY OF THE NEW WORLD
· Large groups of settlers moved from Europe to America in the 1600s,
particularly from Britain, the Netherlands and Germany. They fought
amongst themselves and with the natives. Soon, we were the majority of the
population and America became de facto British Empire. After 150 years the
neo-natives had got bored of the British rule and rebelled. By 1900 the Neo-
natives comprised 10% of the population but had 90% of the wealth (and
were also the ones in government).…read more

Slide 6

Preview of page 6

Here's a taster:

THE WORKERS OF THE OLD
NEWBIES
· Millions of West Africans were taken over to America as slaves to work on
cotton plantations. After emancipation in 1865, they couldn't afford to leave
and so continued to work. By 1920 there were 10 million black Americans
with very limited rights.…read more

Slide 7

Preview of page 7
Preview of page 7

Slide 8

Preview of page 8
Preview of page 8

Slide 9

Preview of page 9
Preview of page 9

Slide 10

Preview of page 10
Preview of page 10

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all resources »