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  • 1.  The United States is a nation of immigrants. European ancestry accounts for 70% of population  -English/Irish/Scot, German, Italian, French, Polish
  • 2.  Hispanic Americans (mostly from Central and South America) are the largest minority group in the United States, accounting for 13% of the population.
  • 3.  African Americans are the 2nd largest minority group and make up roughly 12% of the population.
  • 4.  Asian Americans make up a small portion of the population, accounting for only 4%.
  • 5.  Native Americans make up the smallest minority group, accounting for only 1% of the population.
  • 6.  English has been the dominant language in the United States since it’s founding. Spanish is the second most common language. Typically, immigrants will speak their native language until they have learned English.
  • 7.  Today, more than 1,000 types religions are practiced in the United States.
  • 8.  By far, the majority of Americans are Christian – 85% - 56% Protestant  - 28% Catholic
  • 9.  Jewish and Muslim religions are practiced by 2% percent of the population each.
  • 10.  First artists Native Americans: pottery, weaving, carvings American styles bloom in 1800s - literature, landscape painting, architecture (skyscrapers) Hollywood is filmmaking center of U.S., supplies movies to the world
  • 11.  American music developed from various ethnic groups:  -jazz, blues, gospel, and rock ‘n’ roll have African-American origins  - country and bluegrass come from Southern whites of British ancestry
  • 12.  Today, there is just over 300,000,000 people living in the United States. 80% of Americans live in the suburbs. Effective transportation (roads, railroads, airlines) aids mobility
  • 13.  Almost 50% of working-age Americans are employed - almost half are women;  - 70% have service industry jobs More than 10% of Americans live in poverty
  • 14.  Kids age 6 to16 are required to attend school, - 90% attend public schools, which are free through secondary school U.S. has over 2,300 4-year public and private colleges and universities
  • 15.  Leisure activities: hobbies, museums, libraries, TV, films, computers sports: baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, tennis, skiing