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This is a complex question. I will provide you with a very generalized macro answer of one aspect of how this phenomenon came to be, but realize there are many factors in play, and that this is not a unique situation to America. The United States has experienced several notable immigration waves, the bulk of each comprised of individuals from particular ...


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The first United States census began on August 2, 1790. Unlike modern census questions, the early versions usually were limited to 6 questions: name of the head of the family and the number of persons in each household of the following descriptions: Free White males of 16 years and upward (to assess the country’s industrial and military potential), free ...


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