Ch. 7 Group 5

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Ch. 7 Group 5

  1. 2. Population <ul><li>Latinos and Hispanics represent the second largest minority in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Latinos continues to increase rapidly </li></ul>
  2. 3. Latinos’ Location <ul><li>Majority are found around on the southern edges of the United States </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. – Miami, FL Santa Ana, CA and El Paso Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These cities and others like it are easy to reach from Latino countries </li></ul>
  3. 4. Origin <ul><li>In the year 2000 Latinos and Hispanics came many different regions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 %(32.8 million) Hispanic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>66 %(21.6 million) Mexican origin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly 2 million Puerto Rican </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A smaller amount was Cuban- American or people of Central and South American descent </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Characteristics <ul><li>Latinos share a common language and have the same cultural aspects, although can vary in some ways with the different nationalities </li></ul>
  5. 6. Three Largest Latino Groups <ul><li>Mexican American </li></ul><ul><li>Puerto Rican </li></ul><ul><li>Cuban American </li></ul>
  6. 7. Mexican American <ul><li>Some of are the descendants of residents of territories that had been annexed by the United States </li></ul><ul><li>The majority has migrated over into the southwestern states </li></ul><ul><li>Highest concentrations are found in California and Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Very strong family ties in Mexico and U.S. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Puerto Ricans <ul><li>Considered the second largest group of Latinos </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly located in large eastern cities </li></ul><ul><li>Like Mexicans their family ties and loyalties are very strong </li></ul><ul><li>Puerto Ricans living in the continental U.S. have low income so reverse migration is occurring </li></ul>
  8. 9. Cuban Americans <ul><li>Most are located in southern Florida, due to coming from Cuba </li></ul><ul><li>Have been found that most are successful professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Politically Cuban Americans are more conservative than the other Latino Americans </li></ul><ul><li>The highest rate of income, employment, and proportion of professionals </li></ul>

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