Syllabus Area Three:. The United States of America. The United States of America. An overview of the USA The main ethnic groups in the US population The American Dream The US political system Political participation Social and economic inequality. USA – An Overview. Aims :
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The United States of America
CompanyWhat Does It Produce?
African Americans (Blacks) 13%
Native Americans 1%
Whites make up the majority of the population.
All other groups are known as ethnic minorities.
No matter how people in the USA start out – Cuban, African American, Chinese – once they have been in the USA for a while they become ‘American’ and lose their individual identity.
Different ethnic groups mix together to create an American society, but keep their individual identities and cultures to enrich their society.
People have a choice about whether they wanted to be either an ‘American’ or to keep their own identity.
Reasons why people are
attracted to the USA.
Reasons why people want to
leave their own country.
No religious freedom
No free speech
No political freedomPush and Pull Factors
US-Mexican Border is 2,000 miles long