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Ethnic America: A History Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter III, The Germans Summary

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Chapter III, The Germans Summary and Analysis

25 million Americans have German ancestors, second only to those descended from the British. They have played major roles in American education, industry, defense, eating and so on. Their language continues to influence the country as well. Germanic military practices has given the United States some of its best generals. Large scale German immigration is extended across American history, from colonial America through the 19th century. Some have been Catholic, some Protestant, others Jewish, and German immigrants came from different classes and regions as well.

Much German immigration occurs before Germany exists, yet the German peoples already have an ancient history. German regions are at the forefront of science, art, music, philosophy and so on. They are among the most civilized people in history. German immigration flowed with European historical events, such as the Reformation, Counter-Reformation, French Revolution, Napoleonic Wars...

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