Demographic trends

Demographics

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Flagge konfoederierte staaten von amerika betsy ross 1776 1795 Beginning Population When America declared independence from Great Britain, it had about 2.5 million people in its borders.
Slave ship01s Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves The Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves of 1807 outlawed importation of slaves from Africa, effective January 1, 1808. Although not too well enforced, this law contributed to slowing down but not stopping the growth of the black population in early America.
Potatoes 1 Irish Potato Famine In 1845, a fungus arrived in Ireland from Mexican, causing potatoes to wither and die within a few days of being picked. Within five years, the Irish population was reduced by a quarter. Within ten years, over two million Irish moved to England, Canada, and the United States, working low pay jobs and augmenting the lower class with a cheap source of labor.
520px panning on the mokelumne California Gold Rush Gold discovered in California by carpenter and sawmill operator James Marshall. While most of the estimated 300000 “Forty-niners” were Americans from either Oregon or the east coast, many came from Hawaii, Latin America, and China, increasing ethnic diversity and boosting U.S. westward migration.
German revolution 1848 European Spring of Nations In 1848, Europe went through a period of massive upheaval with revolutions in multiple countries. Revolutions in Germany failed, with the conservative government prevailing. Over the next year, over a million Germans immigrated to America.
Homestead stamp Homestead Act of 1862 On May 20, 1862,President Lincoln passed the Homestead Act as incentive for Americans to move west. Applicants simply had to be over 21 or the head of a family and live on and improve the land. Greatly increased American population west of the Mississippi.
Chineseexclusion Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 In the spring of 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Chester A. Arthur. Under this law very few Chinese laborers could immigrate to the U.S. . Ethnicity ratios of Asians versus other races fell during this time.
Panner Klondike Gold Rush An estimated 100,000 people traveled to the Yukon territory at the end of the 19th century on a hunt for rich deposits of gold reported along the Klondike river. Cities were founded as a result, increasing population from the outside. As a side effect, however, t he native Han people suffered greatly, many of them being moved to reservations.
Migration map The Great Migration In 1910, three out of every four black Americans lived on farms, and nine out of ten lived in the South. To escape tenant farming and sharecropping, many blacks began moving to northern cities from1910 to 1930. Tension became severe between blacks and Irish, especially in cities such as Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit, where the black population increased by two, four, and seven times respectively.
800px 100 million front Population Landmark The American population reached 100 million in 1915.
Great depression 2 The Great Depression The 24 of October, 1849, aka Black Thursday, marked the start of the Great Depression, the worst economic disaster in American history. Unemployment rose to 25% of all Americans at one point, and immigration rates plummeted.
Dust2 The Dust Bowl The Dust Bowl of the 1930's was caused by dry farming techniques combined with drought, leading to massive soil erosion and stirring up fearsome dust storms across the American Midwest. With storms peaking in 1934, hundreds of thousands were displaced by the storms, migrating west to California to find jobs on starvation wages.
Gods design for marriage umjr Peak Marriage Rate 20th Century The 1940 census showed the highest marriage rate at 12.1 marriages per 1000 people. This number fell quickly, rising slowly and peaking again in 1980, though not as high.
Employmentsmall Employment Peak In June of 1954, unemployment figures reached 2.5%, the lowest it has been from 1948 to present day.
200 million Population Landmark The American population reached 200,000,000 on June 14, 1964
Fall of saigon Vietnam War After the fall of Saigon to the Communists at the end of the Vietnam War, many Vietnamese refugees scattered throughout neighboring Asian countries or went to America and Canada. An estimated 1.4 million Vietnamese refugees have entered America since 1975.
800px us border notice Illegal Immigration from Mexico During the 1980’s, the U.S. saw a spike in illegal immigration from Mexico. This number has been steadily rising, hitting nearly 13 million in 2007. In many areas of the southwest United States, the Mexican population outnumbers the white population.
720px us census 2000logo America in Cities By 2000, 82% of Americans no longer lived in the country side. Of these people, over 58% lived in areas with population greater than 200,000.
Births All Time Low Birthrate Birthrate was on a general decline through the 20th century, and in 2010 it hit an all time low at 13.5 births per thousand people.
Question mark 6 Population Landmark (Projected) The American population is expectd to reach 400 million by 2043.
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