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Tx history-ch-2.3

  1. 1. Texas History Chapter 2.3 Texans and Geography
  2. 2. Why are we studying this? <ul><li>Texas has a population that is becoming larger and more diverse than before. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who Texans Are <ul><li>Texas mostly populated by people from different lands. Texas has people of many different backgrounds, ethnicities, and races. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who Texans Are <ul><li>Immigration —movement of people from country to country </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who Texans Are <ul><li>Native Americans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The first people to live in Texas </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Who Texans Are <ul><li>First Europeans came from Spain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In recent years, the largest number of immigrants to Texas have come from Mexico . </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Who Texans Are <ul><li>White, not of Hispanic origin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>German, Czech, French, Irish </li></ul></ul><ul><li>African Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Asians </li></ul>
  8. 8. Where Texans Have Settled <ul><li>Rio Grande Valley—Hispanics </li></ul><ul><li>East Texas—early settlers from the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Central Texas—Czech and German </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where Texans Settle <ul><li>Texas is historically a rural state </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1950 it has been more urban </li></ul><ul><li>2000: 85% of population lives in cities </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Growing Population of Texas <ul><li>2000: Population 20+ million </li></ul><ul><li>Texas population continues to grow and become more diverse </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Growing Population of Texas <ul><li>Demography —the branch of geography that studies human populations </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Growing Population of Texas <ul><li>Demographers look at: </li></ul><ul><li>growth rate —the speed of growth </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Growing Population of Texas <ul><li>Birthrate —number of births per 1000 people </li></ul><ul><li>Death rate —number of deaths per 1000 people </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Growing Population of Texas <ul><li>Birthrate: 17.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Death rate: 7.3 </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Growing Population of Texas <ul><li>Factors contributing to Texas growth: </li></ul><ul><li>Better healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>More people being born than dying </li></ul><ul><li>Continued immigration </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Growing Population of Texas <ul><li>Age distribution —portion of the population at each age group </li></ul>
  17. 17. Immigration Births Deaths Growth + - =

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